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** BACK-TO-SCHOOL FAIR IS FRIDAY | A7 Volume 95 Number 26 Phone: 850-638-0212 Fax: 850-638-4601 Opinion ....................A4 Local & State ..............A5 NASCAR ..................A10 Faith .........................B4 Obituaries ..................B5 Classifieds ............B7-B8 A11Health: Dementia and gunsB1Cities host events to celebrate Fourth of July @WCN_HCT facebook.com/WashingtonCountyNews.HolmesCountyTimes50 ¢ chipleypaper.com Washington CountyWednesday, July 11, 2018 Staff ReportWASHINGTON AND HOLMES COUNTIES „ Jacqueline Bostick has been selected as editor of Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser. She stepped into the role effectively June 2.Im pleased to announce Jacqueline Bostick as the full-time editor of The News and Times-Advertiser,Ž said The News and Times-Advertiser Publisher Nicole Barefield. As interim editor and active reporter and writer, Jacqueline has demonstrated her ability to manage news operations print and digital in two counties, while sustaining strong coverage of the news, activities and issues that are important to our communities.ŽI have great confidence in Jacqueline and her team to provide excellent, local cover-age of news and issues relevant to Washington and Holmes counties, and encourage our readers to reach out to her with their ideas or concerns,Ž she added.Bostick, who has served as a reporter for both papers since August 2017, received her first print journalism experience with The Panama City News Herald.In 2014, Florida Press Club acknowledged Bosticks work at The News Herald with two second place awards in the categories of hard feature and health care.She operated as interim editor for nearly four months following the March 9 depar-ture of former editor Carol Kent Wyatt.The communities of Washington and Holmes counties have allured me to the concerns and celebrations of agricultural industry and life,Ž Bostick said. Beyond that, its a special time to be a part of your growing communities.ŽFrom the development of the 79 Corridor and its budding economic growth and potential to educational milestones in safety and suc-cess, Im excited to play a role in saying yes, that happened right here in Washington and Holmes.ŽBostick is an avid traveler who aims to report news from all sides.Her love for traveling abroad has brought home her love for the nation and its democracy, which reflects in her insatiable desire to cover human interest stories.When away from the news-room, Bostick enjoys anything local … restaurants, books by local authors, networking, and the beauty of the areas natural resources.She is a graduate of Florida State University. Bostick may be reached by emailing: jbostick@ chipleypaper.com.Jacqueline Bostick named editor of The News and Times-AdvertiserBostick By Diane M. RobinsonThe News | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comWASHINGTON COUNTY „ Dozens of animals rescued from a home near Vernon on Friday are on their way to recovery following an animal cruelty investigation by the Washington County Sheriffs Office. WCSO officialsconfirmed complaints were received by neighbors of an elderly couple on Gaston Road that said the animals were living in deplorable conditions. When WCSO arrived at the residence, they found 10 horses, 35 dogs, 15 to 20 cats and a half a dozen exotic birds that had been neglected.The animalswere seized and taken to Alaqua Animal Refuge in Freeport. The couple cooperated with authorities during the rescue. Dozens of animals seized in animal cruelty caseDozens of animals were rescued from a home near Vernon on Friday following an animal cruelty investigation by the Washington County Sheriffs Of“ ce. This malnourished horse is one of the rescued. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] From Staff ReportWASHINGTON COUNTY … A Vernon man is behind bars on child abuse charges after an investiga-tion of alleged abuse by the Washington County Sher-iffs Office. WCSO responded to a call on July 5, to a report of child abuse, in which the caller advised her 6-year-old child was left in the care of Demetric Webb and his girlfriend on July 3.According to a news release from WCSO, the caller stated on July 4, she noticed the child had a large shoe-shaped mark on his back. Webb and his girlfriend live in the home with the mother and her family.Reports provided to WCSO stated Webb allegedly hit the child with a shoe multiple times after he became angry when the child was jumping on the bed. Webb admitted to spanking the child. A deputy obtained witness statements corroborating the childs version of the incident as well as photographs that showed an injury resembling a bruise on the childs lower back, in the shape of a shoe during the initial investiga-tion according to reports.Webb was charged with one count of child abuse, a third-degree felony, on July 6.Vernon man arrested for child abuseWebb By Jacqueline BostickThe News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY A local 10-year-old girl is sprinkling compassion for Eastpoint fire victims in a very sweet way."I felt compassion for them," said Brean-lea Thornton.The Washington County Christian School student is selling cupcakes today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brickyard Market, 1377 Brickyard Road. Sprinkled with loveBrenlea Thornton, 10, makes cupcakes for her Sprinkled with Love bake sale campaign to raise money for Eastpoint “ re victims. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] Sprinkled with Love cupcakes will be sold from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Brickyard Market, 1377 Brickyard Road. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] A local girl uses bake sale to raise funds for Eastpoint re victims.See L0VE, A2 See ANIMALS, A2

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** A2 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Washington County NewsBy Danica Coto The Associated PressYABUCOA, Puerto Rico (AP) „ Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands braced for heavy rains and strong winds Monday as rem-nants of the new seasons first hurricane provided an initial test of how far theyve recovered from last years devastating storms.Tropical Storm Beryl disintegrated after rush-ing over Dominica and into the eastern Caribbean, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center said the remnants still could bring 2 to 3 inches (5 to 8 centimeters) of rain pounding down on homes still damaged by Septembers Hurricane Maria. Forecasters said this could unleash flooding and landslides in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.Outages were already reported across Puerto Rico early Monday as Gov. Ricardo Rossello urged people without sturdy roofs to move in with rel-atives or go to one of 14 government shelters that have opened.Some 60,000 people in the U.S. territory still have only tarps for roofs blown off by Maria, and more than 1,500 custom-ers are still without power more than nine months after the storm.The Category 5 hurri-cane caused more than an estimated $100 billion in damage, killed dozens of people by the most conservative estimates and destroyed up to 75 percent of electricity transmission lines.The National Weather Service issued an alert warning that heavy show-ers and winds of more than 50 mph (80 kph) were approaching Puerto Ricos east coast Monday morning. The storms center was expected to pass just south of the island.The U.S. Virgin Islands, meanwhile, announced that schools and govern-ment offices would be closed in St. Croix.Beryl, which had been the Atlantic seasons first hurricane, was losing tropical storm status late Sunday when it crossed Dominica, another island that had been battered by Hurricane Maria, which hit as a Category 5 storm and killed dozens of people.Marshall Alexander, with Dominicas Meteorological Service, told The Associated Press that no landslides or wide-spread flooding have been reported. A curfew also has been lifted.Definitely, we were spared the worst,Ž he said.The storms remnants were expected to pass just south of Puerto Rico, which could see sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph (25 to 40 kph) and gusts of up to 50 mph (80 kph), forecasters said. It also dumped torrential rain in the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix, with the National Weather Service warning of winds of more than 30 mph and fallen trees and light posts.Those living near Puerto Ricos south coast, the first region hit by Maria, were wary of the new storm even if it was no longer a hurricane.Were a little bit scared because of what weve been through,Ž said Jose Bultron, a delivery man in the southeast town of Humacao. This brings back memories ... but we forge ahead.ŽFlooding is a big concern for those still living in homes that have not been fully rebuilt since Maria. Lourdes De Jesus, who traveled from West Springfield, Massachusetts, to help repair her mothers house in south-east Yabucoa, said the roof consists of tarp and recycled zinc and leaks even during a light storm.I dont know what were going to do,Ž she said. We dont have the money to spend on zinc roofing.ŽMeanwhile, Tropical Storm Chris was squat-ting on Monday about 215 miles (345 kilometers) off the coast of the Carolinas. Forecasters expect it will gain hurricane strength before moving up Gulfstream waters on a path that could cause lifethreatening surf on East Coast beaches this week.Chris had top winds of 60 mph (95 kph) Monday morning, and was expected to remain nearly stationary through Tuesday before moving northeastward as a hurricane. It was far enough out to sea that no coastal watches or warnings were in effect, even for the closest point of land, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.Puerto Rico, USVI expect heavy rain from Beryl remnants Each cupcake is $3. All proceeds from the Sprin-kled with Love bake sale campaign will be donated to help the fire victims.Brenlea said she decided to use her culi-nary talents for the cause after her familys shop was damaged by a fire a couple of weeks ago. She originally thought up an idea to raise money to cover the shops losses; but, her grandmother reminded her about the need at Eastpoint and Brenlea sprung into action.She just couldnt believe how bad it felt for us to lose all of our tools,Ž said Brenleas mother Kristen Thornton. Just seeing what we had lost which wasnt everything just stirred her heart up.ŽMore than 100 men, women and children have been displaced by the June 24 brush fire, which scorched about 820 acres, according to a July 8 story from sister-paper The News Herald. The fire originated as a prescribed burn by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, but turned incidentally turned tragic.The victims have relied on community support as they continue to wait on governmental aid.With more than 18 dozens of the specialty cupcakes pre-ordered by Friday afternoon, the local community has already demonstrated support for Brenleas effort. Thornton is hoping is businesses will make large orders or simply donate to ramp up proceeds.I would love for the businesses of Chipley and surrounding areas get involved and donate,Ž she said. I was just really hoping to make it big for Brenlea and for Eastpoint. I want Brenlea to see she is making a difference in the world even at age 10.ŽWe try to explain to our children to help others in need,Ž she added. It makes me feel good that at such a young age, she is following that and under-stands that helping others is the number one goal for Christian People.ŽLocals may be familiar with the cupcakes. The recipes Brenlea is using are renditions of Thorn-tons cupcakes from her now closed boutique Little Obsessions that once sat near The Colonial in downtown Chipley.Monday evening, Bren-lea was baking batches of cupcakes with one thing in mind.I will get a lot of money to give them,Ž she said.In addition to purchasing cupcakes at the Sprinkled with Love bake sale at Brickyard Martket, 1377 Brickyard Road, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, donations are also being accepted through a PayPal account; use email: tlt_1231@yahoo.com. L0VEFrom Page A1If you go ... What: Sprinkled with Love cupcake sale When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today Where: Brickyard Market, 1377 Brickyard Road Why: Proceeds go to help Eastpoint “ re victims Details: $3 per cupcake, sold onsite. Make donation with PayPal to email tlt_1231@yahoo.com Brenlea Thornton, 10, makes cupcakes for her Sprinkled with Love bake sale campaign to raise money for Eastpoint “ re victims. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] According to Alaqua Animal Refuge Founder Laurie Hood, the animals are expected to make full recovery with the excep-tion of two.We fully expect the animals to come out of this physically better,Ž said Hood. We are concerned for a horse and a small dog that are in particularly bad shape, however.ŽWhile Hood doesnt expect all of the animals to be adopted out, she says that the ones that arent will live out their remain-ing days at the refuge.We knowsome of the animals will not be adopted out and that is okay,Ž Hood said. They will be able to live happily here for the rest of their lives.ŽNo animals were found dead during the rescue and no arrests have been made in the case. The investiga-tion is on-going. ANIMALSFrom Page A1Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews and of“ cers responded to an animal cruelty case in Vernon on Friday. Dozens of animals were rescued and taken to Alaqua Animal Refuge in Freeport for recovery. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS]

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** A4 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Washington County News OPINION Have something to say?Letters to the editor and comments on Web versions of news stories are welcomed. Letters are edited only for grammar, spelling, clarity, space and consistency, but we ask that they be limited to 300 words where possible. Letter writers are asked to provide a home address and daytime telephone number (neither is printed) for veri“ cation purposes. Letters may be sent to 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428 or emailed to news@chipleypaper. com. Please specify if the letter should be printed in the Washington County News or Holmes County Times-Advertiser. Questions? Call 638-0212. The News is published every Wednesday and Saturday by GateHouse Media LLC at 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428. Periodicals postage paid at Chipley, Florida. Copyright 2018, GateHouse Media LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright Notice: The entire contents of the Washington County News are fully protected by copyright and cannot be reproduced in any form for any purpose without the expressed permission of GateHouse Media LLC. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of this paper or GateHouse Media. Postmaster: Send address change to Washington County News, P.O. Box 627, Chipley, FL 32428, USPS 667-360 SUBSCRIPTION RATES In county Out of county 13 weeks: $20 $24.30 26 weeks: $28.70 $36.40 52 weeks: $48.60 $60.70 Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. CONTACT US Publisher: Nicole Bare“ eld nbare“ eld@chipleypaper.com Interim Editor: Jacqueline Bostick jbostick@chipleypaper.com, 850-638-0212 News, sports, opinion: news@chipleypaper.com Classi“ ed: 850-638-0212, clamb@chipleypaper.com Circulation Customer Service: 1-850-522-5197 Washington CountyPUBLISHER Nicole P. Bare“ eld INTERIM EDITOR Jacqueline Bostick PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Cameron Everett Wednesday this nation celebrated an act of political radicalism that proved to be, yes, revolutionary. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress approved a Declaration of Independence. It was not a governing document, nor did it compel England to renounce its claim to the 13 American colonies. Instead, it was an exposition of first principles followed by a recitation of grievances against the British crown, all employed to justify the colonialists revolt. Our independence was not secured until five years later, after numerous military battles that climaxed with the British defeat at Yorktown and concluded with the Treaty of Paris that recognized the United States. However, we celebrate the Fourth because the Declaration represents the ideals on which this nation was founded. The documents themes of natural law, individual freedom and self-government are what make it timeless: € All men are created equal. € We are born with natural, Godgiven rights that cannot be abrogated by man-made government. € When government tramples on those rights the people have a responsibility to change it or end it. Thus does government earn its legitimacy only from the consent of the governed. How those principles are applied remains an ever-evolving subject of debate. Our national politics are more divisive than they have been in generations, and that is reflected in our culture. Civil discourse has eroded as Americans retreat into tribalism, often displaying their political preferences in their lifestyle choices „ where they shop and eat, what they read and watch. Although freedom often is viewed as something to be protected from outside threats „ be they from a British empire or terrorist organizations operating overseas „ it also can be eroded from within. Increasing ly, our First Amendment freedoms of speech and press are under attack from the left and the right in attempts to sow distrust and silence opponents. Spirited debate using good-faith arguments to advocate for preferred policy prescriptions is essential to the health of the republic. Demonizing political foes and poisoning the marketplace of ideas pave the way for national decline. Among Americas greatest strengths are its blessings of individual freedom. Yet we cannot lose sight of the fact that these separate threads are to be woven together into a cohesive tapestry. Right now, it is fraying at the edges and requires repair. Author Isabel Paterson, in her seminal work God of the Machine,Ž wrote that the establishment of the United States was the first time a nation was ever founded on reasoned political principles, proceeding from the axiom that mans birthright is freedom. Whoever is fortunate enough to be an American citizen came into the greatest inheritance man has ever enjoyed.Ž Do not squander that legacy. (A version of this editorial first appeared in the Daytona Beach News-Journal)A legacy of freedom ANOTHER VIEW The conflict on the Mexican border is continuing and about to get worse. While a problem for decades, everything may ratchet upwards with a new president of Mexico. For the past decade or more, the focus has been on drugs and illegals. Most of those killed have been in Mexico, whether tortured, dismembered, hung from bridges or simply shot by cartels. The statistics are staggering. Mexico had over 29,000 murdered in 2017 with some estimates much higher, mostly cartel induced. But Brazil and Columbia also had much higher murder rates, nearly double. While in the U.S., combined with opiate drug use, over 60,000 were killed in 2017 from overdoses. Unfortunately, the situation is complicated by some legitimate pharmaceutical firms like Purdue, contributing massively to the opiate problem. Drug smuggling Central and South American countries are considered the most dangerous in the world with Mexico more dangerous than the worlds war zones. The growing, refinement, and shipment of drugs includes marijuana and more lethal crackcocaine, pure heroin, opiates and a list of methamphetamines and derivatives which flood the U.S. But the election of Lopez Obrador will change the dynamics dramatically and should raise the problem at the border to a whole new level. With Enrique Nieto as president of Mexico, the fight continued against the cartels with a cooperative spirit with U.S. authorities. But the results were disappointing. Obrador, an avowed leftist, says he will take a different approach. He will end the war against the cartels and legalize drugs. He says he will attack corruption and may offer amnesty and support to farmers. He will support any person from any country to pass through his country to the United States as he believes it is a natural right of all humans to do so. Borders be damned. Can you imagine a Mexico with legalized drugs? Recently the news has been consumed by as many at 50,000 illegal immigrants coming across our southern border costing the U.S. over $1 billion a year for housing and food for them in detention camps. Imagine facing an increase by five or tenfold? Broadcast news media and liberals in the U.S. have been screaming about children torn from mothers by ICE. Nobody wants to admit this is about to get worse. Currently, the cartels make thousands of dollars for each person who is smuggled into the U.S. It is as profitable or more so than drugs. The recent desire to keep the families together encourages cartels to pair up children with an adult to cross the border. We are dealing with a sophisticated human trafficking problem that cannot be addressed by hyper-exaggerated claims aimed to stir emotional outrage. Democrats call for an end to ICE. Some in Mexico now say that the U.S. will have to do its own dirty work. Obradors team says, Let the U.S. defend their own border if they dont like it.ŽThe real border war is just beginningWhat a great July 4.The skies over America the Beautiful were filled with fireworks, and the Twittersphere was filled with three Democratic senators blow-ing themselves up.My U.S. senator Kamal Harris, Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren and New Yorks Kirsten Gillibrand spent their holiday week attacking President Trump in speeches and tweets.It was rough stuff from three lefties who think theyre going to be the next president and appar-ently think that tweeting like Trump is going to make their delusion come true.Sen. Harris of California warned her followers that Trump is plan-ning to nominate someone wholl overturn Roe v. Wade because shes certain he wants to punish women "for wanting to control their bodies, their lives, and their futures."Sen. Warren tweeted to her followers and fellow Native Americans that Trumps short list of Supreme Court nominees "was hand-picked by right-wing extremists who want to criminal-ize abortions."And Sen. Gillibrand echoed socialist Bernie Sanders, hitting the president for strictly enforcing immigration laws that separated illegal immigrants from their chil-dren at the Mexican border.No word on what CNN pundit-in-training Stormy Daniels tweeted, probably because shes still touring the senior strip-club circuit.The Democrats are in deep trouble and they know it. As Trump is only getting stronger, wilier and more popular, Demo-crats only get more desperate and stupid.When Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement last week, the thought of President Trump naming his successor sent Democrats into a complete meltdown.The mental state of the typi-cal diehard Democrat or MSNBC host is now somewhere between terrified and my congresswoman Maxine Waters.Somehow the bosses of the desperate Democrat Party have concluded that the only way theyre going to capture the House this fall and take the White House away from President Trump in 2020 is to out-Bernie Bernie.Good luck with that plan in Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania, comrades.But Im a kinder and gentler Republican. I like to help the less fortunate when if I can.Id like to offer the Democratic leadership a free TV or radio spot to help them.Its not perfect, and it hasnt been cleared yet by the Russians. But maybe they can use it in their fall media campaign. Here goes: € "If you want to see trump impeached, vote for us on November 6. € "If you want Nancy Pelosi in charge of the house again, vote for us. € "If you want socialism for america like they just voted for in New York, vote for us. € "If you want to eliminate border protection, vote for us. € "If you want a weak military, vote for us. € "If you dont like your federal income tax cut, vote for us. € "If you want more abortions, vote for us. € "If you want to turn the USA into California, vote for us. € "If you dont like Americas oil and gas boom, vote for us."Ill leave a dozen other easy examples for desperate Demo-crats to think up. Itll be easy for them, now that theyve dropped their masks and are showing us their true socialist faces.The Democrats Socialist Meltdown Michael Reagan J o h n S h o e m a k e r John Shoemaker

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 A5 LOCAL & STATEJune 2018MARRIAGESCrystal Hibbard and Steven Starner Christina Deplasita and Christopher Cloud Danielle McNeal and Levi Mowbray Brandi Doris and Robert Brinkley Sonia Lopez-Jimenez and Israel Zunun Monica Behuniak and Jason Hall Diana Weeks and Anthony Dilmore Kimberly Butler and Joey Dalton Michelle Anderson and Christopher Watford DIVORCESBeverly Haddan and Jason Haddan Jeffery Prof“ t and Courtney Prof“ t Christina Cribbs and Logan Patrick Michael Hudspeth and Karen Hudspeth Amy Weeks and James Weeks Scott A Wyatt and Zanda B Wyatt Katie B Finch and Daniel C FinchWASHINGTON COUNTY MARRIAGES AND DIVORCES By Lloyd DunkelbergerNews Service FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Flor-idas $160.4 billion state pension fund showed a preliminary return of 8.99 percent for the fiscal year that ended June 30, mark-ing the ninth straight year the retirement fund has shown a positive gain.Ash Williams, executive director of the State Board of Administration, which oversees the fund that pays retirement ben-efits for teachers, county workers, law enforcement officers, state workers and higher-edu-cation employees, said he expects the final number to be even higher.Preliminary figures for the Florida Retire-ment System pension plan project returns for fiscal-year 2017-18 just shy of 9 percent,Ž Williams said. Fiscal year-end valuations for our pri-vate market assets „ real estate, private equity, etc. „ have not yet been posted, which should fur-ther improve the return.ŽThe initial estimate, according to the State Board of Administration, was .71 percent above the various indexes and benchmarks the financial managers use to gauge the performance of the investments, which include domestic and foreign stocks, bonds, real estate, other financial instruments and cash.The nine-year positive run began after the fund plunged more than 19 percent in 2008-09 as Florida was dealing with the impact of the Great Recession. Since then, the fund had two years where the return was less than 1 percent, but there were also five years of double-digit returns, including a 13.77 percent return in 2016-17.Over the last 33 years, the fund has only had five negative years and has had 21 years of double-digit returns.The investment return is important because the fund pays out more than $9 billion in benefits to retirees each year. That is only partially offset by some $3.3 billion in contributions from the government agencies that partici-pate in the fund and from active employees, who have been contributing 3 percent of their annual salaries since 2011.The 8.99 percent return helped the fund grow to $160.4 billion as of June 30, which was $6.8 bil-lion higher than it started last July 1, even after accounting for the ben-efit payouts offset by the contributions.The investment return is also important for the long-term fiscal health of the fund. As of July 1, 2017, independent consultants calculated that the pension fund could pay 84.3 percent of its future obligations, leaving a $28 billion long-term unfunded liability.The ability to pay more than 80 percent of its future obligations puts the Florida pension fund among the upper tier of state retirement plans. Moodys Investor Ser-vice, which gave Florida a top-level credit rating last month, cited the pension fund as a sign of the states fiscal responsibility.The state has also maintained consistently low debt and pension liabilities that compare well with other Aaa-rated states,Ž Moodys said.The state has been taking other steps to make the pension fund more fiscally sound, although independent advisors say it may not be aggressive enough.For the last four years, the state has lowered the assumedŽ rate of return on the pension fund, which impacts the annual contribution amounts. Last fall, the Florida Retirement System Actuarial Assumption Conference lowered the projected rate from 7.6 percent to 7.5 percent.That decision came despite an evaluation from independent finan-cial consultants that suggested a more realistic long-term assumed rate of return would be in the range of 6.6 percent to 6.8 percent.A lower assumed rate of return means the government agencies that participate in the fund have to increase their annual pension contributions.Last years reduction in the assumed rate resulted in the government agen-cies paying an additional $178.5 million in the new budget year, including $66.4 million from the counties, $54.4 million from the school districts and $31 million from the state agencies.In a December letter to state officials, Milliman, the consulting firm that acts as an independent actuary for the pension fund, noted the 7.5 percent projected return conflictsŽ with what the actuaries believe would constitute a reasonable assumption.ŽThe letter said that if the 7.5 percent assumed rate of return drops to an actual 7.1 or 7 percent over the next 15-year period, it would result in an $8 billion to $12 billion increase in the unfunded liability for the pension system.If the 15-year actual rate of return is close to the 6.8 percent assumed rate suggested by the consultants, the unfunded liability could grow by 75 percent, the letter said.State analysts will meet again this fall to review the assumed rate of return for the pension fund, with the likelihood that the conference will again recommend another reduction in the rate.The state pension system includes more than 630,000 active employees, although about 117,000 are enrolled in a 401(k)-type plan rather than the traditional pension plan. School district employees represent nearly half of the active workers, followed by county workers at 23 percent and state work-ers at 20 percent.Pension fund keeps positive streak aliveStaff reportCHIPLEY A Dothan man was arrested Wednesday after blocking traffic in front of a local store. The short inconvenience for drivers became a huge problem for the man who ended up going to jail for pos-session of narcotics.According to a Washington County Sheriff's Office news release, a WCSO deputy saw a Chevrolet truck, with front end damage, stopped in the eastbound lane of U.S. 90. The driver had report-edly pulled partially into the parking lot of the Handi Mart in Chipley and entered the store, seemingly unaware that he had left the vehicle blocking traffic.As the deputy staged his patrol car to warn oncoming traffic, Mock exited the store, advising the deputy he had "wrecked somewhere on (State Road) 77 and had stopped at the store to put air in his tire, the release stated. Mock then opened the hood of the truck and placed, what deputies later found to be hydrocodone pills, inside. Hydrocodone is listed as a controlled substance. A search of the interior of the vehicle led to the deputies locating several other pills, identified as Vyvanse, which are also a known as a controlled substance, the release stated.Mock was taken into custody and booked into the Washington County Jail on the two counts of possession of a con-trolled substance without a prescription and one count of tampering with evidence.The Florida Highway Patrol was contacted in an effort to identify any hit and run crash sites, the release stated.Truck found blocking roadway leads to felony possession chargesMock

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 A7 COMMUNITYSpecial to The NewsCHIPLEY „ A chil-dren's classic is set to take stage next month. The Spanish Trail Play-house, 680 Second Street, will hold performances of Charlottes Web at 7 p.m. Friday, August 3 and Sat-urday, August 4, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 5.Written by E.B. White and directed by Kevin Russell, this classic story of loyalty, trust and sacri-fice will come to life in this live-action adaptation.Fern is one of the only two living beings who sees that Wilbur is a special animal as she raises him, the runt of the litter, into a terrific and radiant pig. As Wilbur moves into a new barn, he begins a second profound friendship with the most unlikely of creatures … a spider named Charlotte. Their bond inspires the animals around them to become a family. When the news that Wilburs days are numbered, it seems that only a miracle will save his life. A determined Charlotte, who sees miracles in the ordinary, spins words into her web in an effort to convince the farmer that Wilbur is "some pig" and worth saving. This play is presented by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.Tickets go on sale soon and will be available online at www.spanishtrailplayhouse.com, and the Spanish Trail Playhouse office by calling 850-638-9113. The ticket office is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, email spanishtrailplayhouse@gmail.com.Spanish Trail Playhouse presents Charlottes Web Staff ReportCHIPLEY „ Northwest Florida Community Hos-pital will hold its annual Back-2-School Fair on Friday.The fair will be held 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the hospital, 1360 Brickyard Road. Admission is free for school-aged children and families. Theevent will feature food, prizes, hair cuts, vaccines and eye exams.Various school supplies will be available to school-age children at the event. For more informa-tion, call 850-638-1610.NFCH Back-2School Fair is Friday

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** A8 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Washington County News NATION & WORLDBy Tassanee Vejpongsa and Kaweewit KaewjindaThe Associated PressMAE SAI, Thailand „ Expert divers Sunday rescued four of 12 boys from a flooded cave in northern Thailand where they were trapped with their soccer coach for more than two weeks, as a dangerous and complicated plan unfolded amid heavy rain and the threat of rising water underground.Eight of boys and the coach remained inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex as authorities paused the inter-national effort until Monday to replenish air tanks along the treacherous exit route.But the success of the initial evacuation raised hopes that all will be out soon, although offi-cials said could it take up to four days to complete.The operation went much better than expected,Ž said Chiang Rai acting Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn, who is overseeing the mission.He told reporters that four boys were brought out and taken to the hospital in the town of Chiang Rai, the provin-cial capital, for evaluation, and the next phase of the operation will resume after about 10-20 hours.The names of the rescued boys were not released.His announcement, at a news conference more than an hour after helicopters and ambu-lances were seen rushing from the cave area, drew cheers and applause.Narongsak had dubbed Sunday to be D-dayŽ as the complicated effort was launched in the morning.He said 13 foreign divers and five Thai navy SEALs were taking part in the key leg of the rescue: taking the boys from where they have been shelter-ing and through dark, tight and twisting passageways filled with muddy water and strong currents.Two divers were to accompany each of the boys, all of whom have been learning to dive only since July 2, when the first searchers found them.Cave rescue experts consider an underwater escape to be a last resort, especially with people untrained in diving.The death Friday of a former Thai navy SEAL, Saman Gunan, underscored the risks. The diver, the first fatality of the rescue effort, was working in a volunteer capacity and died on a mission to place oxygen can-isters along the route.But Narongsak said earlier that mild weather and falling water levels in recent days had created optimal conditions for an underwater evacuation. Those conditions wont last if the rain resumes, he said.After the four boys were removed from the cave, heavy rain started falling.Authorities have said the monsoons could cause water to rise in the cave. That along with dwindling oxygen levels, added to the urgency of getting the team out. Earlier efforts to pump water out of the cave have been set back by heavy downpours.Narongsak said Saturday that experts told him new rain could shrink the unflooded space where the boys are sheltering to just 10 square meters (108 square feet). The next phase of the opera-tion would start Monday after rescue teams replenish the supply of oxygen tanks along the route to ensure the safety of the journey, which takes several hours.On Sunday night, Thai navy SEALs posted a celebratory note on their Facebook page, saying: Have sweet dreams everyone. Good night. Hooyah.ŽThe boys and their coach, whose team is known as the Wild Boars, became stranded when they were exploring the cave after a practice game on June 23.Monsoon flooding cut off their escape route and prevented rescuers from finding them for almost 10 days.The ordeal has riveted Thai-land and captured the worlds attention. The search and rescue operation has involved dozens of international experts and rescuers, including a U.S. military team.Elon Musks Space X rocket company plans to send a tiny kid-sized submarineŽ in case its needed. A spokesman for Musks Boring Co. tunneling unit, which has four engineers at the cave, said in an email Sunday that Thai officials had requested the device and that divers have determined it could potentially help the children through narrow, flooded cave passageways.Musk said on Twitter the aluminum sub would be tested until Sunday midafternoon California time before being placed on a 17-hour flight to Thailand. He posted a video of a diver testing the device in a pool.President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday: The U.S. is working very closely with the Government of Thailand to help get all of the children out of the cave and to safety. Very brave and talented people!ŽFour rescued from Thai caveNine remain inside a er risky operation; o cials say evacuation may take up to four days to completeAn ambulance leaves the cave hours after operations began to rescue the trapped youth soccer players and their coach, Sunday in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand. [SAKCHAI LALIT/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Mark ShermanThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ After days of frenzied lobbying and speculation, President Donald Trump decided on federal appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh for his second nominee to the Supreme Court, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nations highest court further to the right.Trump chose Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.With customary fanfare, Trump planned to unveil his choice on prime-time TV. His final options were all young federal judges who could help remake the court for decades to come with precedentshattering rulings on issues such as abortion, guns and health care.Top contenders had included federal appeals judges Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman, as well as Kavanaugh, who is currently a federal appellate judge in the District of Columbia.Relishing the guessing game beyond the White House gates, Trump had little to say about his choice before the announcement.Some conservatives have expressed concerns about Kavanaugh „ a longtime judge and a former clerk for Kennedy „ questioning his commitment to social issues like abortion and noting his time serving under President George W. Bush as evidence he is a more establishment choice. But his supporters have cited his experience and wide range of legal opinions.Ahead of his announcement, Trump tweeted about the stakes: I have long heard that the most important deci-sion a U.S. President can make is the selection of a Supreme Court Justice Will be announced tonight at 9:00 P.M.ŽWith Democrats determined to vigorously oppose Trumps choice, the Senate confirmation battle is expected to dominate the months leading up to Novem-bers midterm elections. Senate Republicans hold only a 51-49 majority, leaving them hardly any margin if Democrats hold the line. Democratic senators run-ning for re-election in states Trump carried in 2016 will face pressure to back his nominee. Republican Sen. John Ken-nedy of Louisiana said he was bracing for a tough confirmation battle as Democrats focus on abortion. Kennedy, a member of the Judiciary Committee, which will get the first chance to question the nominee, predicted a rough, tough, down in the dirt, ear-pulling, nose-biting fight.ŽTrumps success in con-firming conservative judges, as well as a Supreme Court justice, has cheered Republi-cans amid concerns about his limited policy achievements and chaotic management style. Of the courts liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85 and Stephen Breyer turns 80 next month, so Trump may well get another oppor-tunity to cement conservative dominance of the court for years to come.Kavanaugh is likely to be more conservative than Justice Kennedy on a range of social issues. At the top of that list is abortion. A more conservative majority could be more willing to uphold state restrictions on abortion, if not overturn the 45-yearold landmark Roe v. Wade decision that established a womans constitutional right.Kennedys replacement also could be more willing to allow states to carry out executions and could support undoing earlier court holdings in the areas of racial discrimination in housing and the workplace. Kennedy pro-vided a decisive vote in 2015 on an important fair housing case.While the president has been pondering his choice, his aides have been preparing for what is expected to be a tough confirmation fight. The White House said Monday that former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl would guide Trumps nominee through the gruel-ing Senate process.Kyl, a former member of Republican leadership, served on the Senate Judiciary Com-mittee before retiring in 2013. He works for the Washington-based lobbying firm Covington & Burling. The White House hopes Kyls close ties to Senate Republicans will help smooth the path for confirmation.Trump is hoping to replicate his successful nomi-nation of Justice Neil Gorsuch last year. The president has spent the days leading up to his announcement discussing the pros and cons of various contenders with aides and allies. In addition to Kavanaugh, in recent days he expressed renewed interest in Hardiman, the runner-up when Trump nominated Gor-such, said two people with knowledge of his thinking.The White House invited a number of senators to attend the Monday night announce-ment, including Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and com-mittee member Kennedy.Trump picks Kavanaugh for Supreme CourtPresident Donald Trump shakes hands with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his Supreme Court nominee, Monday in the East Room of the White House in Washington. [EVAN VUCCI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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** A10 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Washington County NewsFeb. 11: Clash at Daytona (Brad Keselowski) Feb. 15: Can-Am Duel at Daytona (Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott) Feb. 18: Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon) Feb. 25: Folds of Honor 500 at Atlanta (Kevin Harvick) March 4: Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas (Kevin Harvick) March 11: Camping World 500(k) at Phoenix (Kevin Harvick) March 18: Auto Club 400 at Fontana (Martin Truex Jr.) March 26: STP 500 at Martinsville (Clint Bowyer) April 8: OReilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas (Kyle Busch) April 15: Food City 500 at Bristol (Kyle Busch) April 21: Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond (Kyle Busch) April 29: Geico 500 at Talladega (Joey Logano) May 6: AAA 400 at Dover (Kevin Harvick) May 12: Go Bowling 400 at Kansas (Kevin Harvick) May 19: All-Star Race at Charlotte (Kevin Harvick) May 27: Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte (Kyle Busch) June 3: Pocono 400 (Martin Truex Jr.) June 10: FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan (Clint Bowyer) June 24: Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma (Martin Truex Jr.) July 1: Chicago 400 at Chicagoland (Kyle Busch) July 7: Coke Zero 400 at Daytona (Erik Jones) July 14: Quaker State 400 at Kentucky July 22: New Hampshire 301 July 29: Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Aug. 5: 355 at the Glen, at Watkins Glen Aug. 12: Pure Michigan 400 Aug. 18: Night Race at Bristol Sept. 2: Southern 500 at Darlington Sept. 9: Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Sept. 16: Las Vegas 400 Sept. 22: Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Sept. 30: Bank of America 500(k) at Charlotte road course Oct. 7: Delaware 400 at Dover Oct. 14: Alabama 500 at Talladega Oct. 21: Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Oct. 28: First Data 500 at Martinsville Nov. 4: Texas 500 Nov. 11: Can-Am 500(k) at Phoenix Nov. 18: Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead NASCAR THIS WEEKFEUD OF THE WEEK SPEED FREAKSA few questions we had to ask ourselvesCUP STANDINGS WHATS ON TAP QUESTIONS & ATTITUDECompelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answersGODWINS PICKS FOR KENTUCKY 2018 SCHEDULE AND WINNERS 12345678910 KEN WILLIS TOP 10 NASCAR DRIVER RANKINGSKYLE BUSCH No changes here after plate races KEVIN HARVICK Middle name is Michael MARTIN TRUEX JR. Mr. Hunch likes him at Kentucky CLINT BOWYER Feels at home in Kentucky boondocks BRAD KESELOWSKI Has added William Byron to his list KYLE LARSON Avoided runner-up “ nish at Daytona KURT BUSCH Turns 40 in a few weeks JOEY LOGANO Turns 40 in 2030 ERIK JONES Makes Logano look old The Daytona Beach News-Journals Godwin Kelly & Ken Willis have covered NASCAR for nearly 60 years combined. godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.com ken.willis@news-jrnl.comMOTOR MOUTHS PODCASTThe plates are off, the gloves are off, the microphones are on. Tune in online at www.news-journalonline.com/ daytonamotormouths ARIC ALMIROLA Pointsracing to playoff spot THREE THINGS TO WATCHDAYTONA THREE THINGS WE LEARNED Does Erik Jones win again this year? GODSPEAK: Of course he will win again this year. He knows the path to Victory Lane now. Maybe two more wins. KENS CALL: Normally, you should never fall in love with “ rst-time winners at a plate race, but he was seventh and sixth the previous two weeks. So ... never mind, I still say no.Will Ricky Stenhouse Jr. recover? GODSPEAK: Last year Stenhouse was aggressive and won two plate races. This time he was overaggressive. Hell be OK after he gets all those apology notes in the mail. KENS CALL: He was already down as he entered Daytona. He needs a Pick-Me-Up Bouquet, and soon, or hes at a career crossroads. BRAD KESELOWSKI VS. WILLIAM BYRON: Keselowski had a head of steam and was going to blow past Byron, but Byron made a late block in Turn 3, which ignited a 20-car crash on Lap 54. GODWIN KELLYS TAKE: While others pointed the “ nger at Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Keselowski said it was Byrons fault. Well go to Talladega and wreck everybody that throws a bad block like that,Ž he said. WINNER: Denny Hamlin REST OF TOP 5: Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott FIRST ONE OUT: Alex Bowman DARK HORSE: Jimmie Johnson DONT BE SURPRISED IF: Hamlin responds to what Joe Gibbs said Saturday. (Denny) knows we need to win races for FedEx. We need to get that done,Ž Gibbs said.On the Erik Jones bandwagon?On, but not because of this past Saturday night at Daytona. Surely, weve all learned by now that plate-race success doesnt translate to more legitimate tests of team and driver. Were high on Erik literally because of his track record. Remember, last year as little brotherŽ to Martin Truex Jr. at Furniture Row, in the “ nal six races of the regular season he put together “ nishes of 8th, 10th, 3rd, 2nd, 5th and 6th. Only after that, as Truexs No. 78 and the championship run became the teams major focus, Eriks results slipped. And theres been enough decent weeks this year to maintain that warranted promise.So, more wins for him this year?Its very, very possible, but hes probably a year away from being a weekly threat to win races. Front-pack presence on a near-weekly basis is the current goal, youd think, and likely attainable.„ Ken Willis, ken.willis@ news-jrnl.com1. Kyle Busch 749 2. Kevin Harvick 692 3. Martin Truex Jr. 629 4. Joey Logano 618 5. Brad Keselowski 596 6. Clint Bowyer 594 7. Kurt Busch 566 8. Kyle Larson 544 9. Denny Hamlin 538 10. Aric Almirola 503 11. Ryan Blaney 496 12. Jimmie Johnson 461 13. Erik Jones 448 14. Chase Elliott 444 15. Alex Bowman 426 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 407 17. Paul Menard 371 18. Austin Dillon 347 19. Ryan Newman 332 20. Daniel Suarez 318 CUP SERIES: Quaker State 400 SITE: Kentucky Speedway (1.5-mile oval) TV SCHEDULE: Friday, practice (NBC Sports Network, noon and 2 p.m.), qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 6:30 p.m.). Saturday, race (NBC Sports Network, coverage begins at 6 p.m.; green ” ag, 7:30 p.m.) XFINITY: Alsco 300 SITE: Kentucky Speedway SCHEDULE: Friday, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 5 p.m.), race (NBC Sports Network, 8 p.m.) CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS: Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 SITE: Kentucky Speedway TV SCHEDULE: Thursday, race (Fox Sports 1, 7:30 p.m.)1. Horses, bourbonKentucky is synonymous with horse racing (Kentucky Derby), bourbon (Jim Beam, Wild Turkey) and college basketball (Kentucky, Louisville), but has little to do with racing. Kentucky Speedway was built in Sparta, which is an hour south from Cincinnati, and hosted its “ rst Cup Series race in 2011. Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch have combined for “ ve wins in seven Cup races there.2. Chevy, young gunsBoth Chevrolet and young drivers fared well at Daytona. Chevrolet had seven cars crowded into the top-10 “ nishers in the Coke Zero Sugar 400, while 22-year-old Erik Jones, wheeling a Toyota, won the race. Both were solid developments for each camp. Chevy scored only one win in the “ rst half of the 2018 Cup Series season, but is beginning to show more life as teams “ gure out the new Camaro body.3. Slide job!Dale Earnhardt Jr.s debut as a racing announcer was a hit at Chicagoland Speedway with his Slide job! Slide job!Ž hollering on the last lap of that race. Earnhardt was quick to say before the race at Daytona not to look for more catchphrases. We are going to have different on-track action every week, and Im going to hopefully have a genuine reaction to it,Ž he said. Whatever happens, happens.Ž„ Godwin Kelly, godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.comWhen you think Bluegrass State and racing, the Kentucky Derby springs to mind, not motorsports at Kentucky Speedway. [AP/DARRON CUMMINGS] 1. Into the grinderRestrictor-plate racing at Daytona has turned into a demolition derby. It has gone from ifŽ it happens to whenŽ it happens. Sometimes youre in the half of the “ eld that “ nishes; sometimes youre in half of the “ eld that doesnt “ nish it,Ž Joey Logano said after climbing from his wreck.2. New facesThere is one interesting thing about Daytona and Talladega races. Fans get to see fresh faces at the front of the “ eld. Erik Jones scored his “ rst Cup win, and other top-“ ve “ nishers included AJ Allmendinger, Kasey Kahne and Chris Buescher. Top three was a good day,Ž Allmendinger said.3. Out of boundsThanks to Justin Haleys exploits in Daytonas X“ nity Series race, the Cup drivers stayed away from the out-ofbounds line. Haley got the checkered ” ag, but was penalized for dipping below the yellow line and was denied the win by NASCAR. He was scored 18th. Ouch!„ Godwin Kelly, godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.comJust another day at the of“ ce for NASCAR at Daytona. [NEWS-JOURNAL/NIGEL COOK]

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 A11 SLEEPINSOMNIA SOLUTIONSInsomnia is de ned as having problems getting to sleep or staying asleep three nights a week or more for at least three months. Dr. Craig Sawchuk, of the Integrated Behavioral Health at the Mayo Clinic, recommends rst establishing a bedtime routine. Second, reduce the amount of wakeful time you spend in bed. If you get into bed and dont fall asleep within 20 minutes, get up and go to another room. Read, relax or enjoy a quiet activity until youre sleepy. PREGNANCYMANAGE LABOR PAINNearly half of rst-time moms (46 percent) said the pain they experienced with their rst child was better than they expected, according to a survey commissioned by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Expectant mothers should work with their health care providers, including their physician anesthesiologist, to discuss what pain management methods may work best for them. For more information, visit asahq.org/labor. TIP OF THE WEEKTIME TO GET HEALTHYSummer is the perfect time to start your resolution to live a healthier life. One tip from Arla Cream Cheese is to take up an active outdoor hobby. Whether its running, walking, gardening or swimming, all can help you burn calories, improve muscle mass and have fun. „ Brandpoint HEALTHBy JoNel Aleccia and Melissa BaileyKaiser Health NewsWhen a loved one gets dementia, many families get no guidance on what to do about that persons guns. Here are legal and practical steps to stay safe. What can families do ahead of time? Talk to your loved one about how to safely transfer ownership of their guns if they should become incapacitated. Consider writing a gun trust,Ž a legal document outlining that process. Doctors are legally allowed to inquire about access to firearms when a person is diagnosed with dementia. But, experts say, they often dont. If the health provider doesnt bring it up, families should ask about gun safety along with other concerns, such as driving and use of kitchen appliances and power tools. What if a person with dementia wants to transfer their guns? No one should hesitate to accept a gun from a family member who is choosing to turn the gun over because of dementia,Ž said Lindsay Nichols, federal policy director at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Forty-eight states explicitly allow a person to transfer a gun to a family member without a background check, she said. In Connecticut and Rhode Island, a lawyer could justify the move based on interpretation of state law, but prosecution is unlikely, she said. What if family members dont want to accept guns? Some law enforcement agencies will temporarily store guns if theres a potential threat. In some cases, distressed families have dropped off firearms at gun shops or shooting ranges for safekeeping, though that is not ideal, noted Jacquelyn Clark, owner of Bristlecone Shooting, Training and Retail Center in Lakewood, Colo. Dealers may be able to buy or consign the guns. What if the gun owner doesnt want to give them up? By federal law, a person loses the right to buy or own a gun if a judge deems them mentally incompetent to make decisions. Family members usually have to go to probate court for this kind of ruling, where they can be appointed as a guardian and take control of the guns. What about veterans? Veterans who have been deemed mentally incompetent to manage their finances also lose their right, under federal law, to buy or own guns. As of March, nearly 109,000 veterans were barred from gun ownership because of their enrollment in the Veterans Affairs fiduciary program. What if theyre making threats? In any state, police can take guns away from someone who threatens a specific crime. In the 11 states with red flagŽ gun laws, law enforcement can seek a court order to temporarily seize guns from a person who exhibits dangerous behavior. In five of those states „ California, Washington, Oregon, Maryland and New Jersey „ family or household members can also initiate these gun-seizure requests. What if families want to keep the guns at home? Store the guns unloaded in a locked cabinet or safe, with the ammunition stored separately. You can also disable the guns, replace bullets with blanks or replace the guns with decoys, but that raises the risk of them being mistaken for a functioning weapon in an emergency. Sources: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence; state legislatures; Texas Alzheimers and Memory Disorders program at Texas Health; Bristlecone Shooting, Training and Retail CenterDementia and gunsLegal steps families can take to stay safeVergie Scroughams, 63, of Rexburg, Idaho, holds a .38-caliber revolver in her home. After her husband, Delmar, developed dement ia in 2009, Scroughams locked up the gun cabinet for their protection. [HEIDI DE MARCO/KHN] Among adults 65 or older, 33 percent own a gun. Another 12 percent live in a household with someone who does. Source: Pew Research Center 9% Of nearly 48 million adults 65 or older roughly 9% have dementia.Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, JAMA Internal Medicine

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 B1CELEBRATE Staff ReportWASHINGTON AND HOLMES COUNTIES … Both Washington and Holmes Counties celebrated Independence Day last week with festivities being held in Chipley, Bonifay and Vernon. The Patriotic Fest in Bonifay featured music, vendors and fireworks. Vernon held their annual Firecraker Fest with a parade, vendors, kids activities, and a concert by local country artist Christon Birge. Chipley held a fireworks display at Pals Park on July 3. Celebrating Independence DayAmelia, Aleah, Abigail and Aryana Weintraub were all ready to celebrate Independence day at the Vernon Firecracker Festival. [DIANE M. ROBINSON | THE NEWS] Vada Hutchings was full of holiday spirit and didnt let a little rain dampen her excitement at the Bonifay Patriotic Celebration. [DIANE M. ROBINSON | THE NEWS] Ol Glory! [DIANE M. ROBINSON | THE NEWS] Country Artist Christon Birge performs a sound check at his hometown of Vernons Firecracker fest. [DIANE M. ROBINSON | THE NEWS] Chipley “ reworks lit up the night sky. [DIANE M. ROBINSON | THE NEWS] Vernon Mayor Tina Sloan and Councilman Kalan Miller tossed candy to parade goers on July 4. [DIANE M. ROBINSON | THE NEWS] Caiden Goodyear, 4 months, took a little nap while waiting for the “ reworks show in Bonifay. [DIANE M. ROBINSON | THE NEWS]

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** B2 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Washington County News By Stan ChoeThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Never mind the trade war. Here comes earnings season.U.S. stocks climbed with other markets on Monday as concerns about trade tensions between the United States and the rest of the world took a back seat. The calendar for upcoming weeks is full of companies telling inves-tors how much profit they made during the spring, and the expecta-tion is for another quarter of gangbusters growth.That plus Fridays report showing U.S. hiring remains strong have helped to support markets despite the worlds two larg-est economies imposing dueling tariffs on each other at the end of last week.The S&P 500 rose 24.35 points, or 0.9 percent, to 2,784.17. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 320.11, or 1.3 percent, to 24,776.59, and the Nasdaq composite gained 67.81, or 0.9 percent, to 7,756.20. Stocks jump as trade-war worries stay cool MARKET WATCHDow 24,776.59 320.11 Nasdaq 7,756.20 67.81 S&P 2,784.17 24.35 Russell 1,704.60 10.55 NYSE 12,776.92 112.04COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,258.10 3.80 Silver 16.053 .072 Platinum 849.00 4.80 Copper 2.8390 .0260 Oil 73.85 0.05MARKET MOVERS€ Groupon Inc.: Up 47 cents to $4.83 „ Recode reported that the online coupon company is looking for a buyer. € Twitter Inc.: Down $2.51 to $44.14 „ The Washington Post reported that the company suspended more than 70 million suspicious accounts in May and June.BRIEFCASEWASHINGTONUS consumer borrowing up $24 billion in MayAmericans increased their borrowing in May at the fastest pace in a year and a half, boosted by a big increase in credit card borrowing.Consumer debt rose $24.5 billion in May after an increase of $10 billion in April, the Federal Reserve reported Monday. It was the biggest monthly increase since a rise of $24.8 billion in November 2016. The Associated PressBy Joe McDonaldThe Associated PressBEIJING „ In his trade war with China, President Donald Trump wields one seeming advantage: The United States could slap tariffs on more than $500 billion in imported Chinese goods. Beijing has much less to tax: It imported just $130 billion in U.S. goods last year.Yet that hardly means China would be powerless to fight back once it ran out of U.S. goods to penalize. It possesses a range of other weapons with which to inflict pain on the U.S. economy.Indeed, Chinas Commerce Ministry has warned of compre-hensive measuresŽ it could take against the U.S. „ from harass-ing automakers, retailers or other American companies that depend on China to drive revenue to selling U.S. government debt or disrupting diplomatic efforts over North Korea.Some of those steps might hurt Chinas own interests. But Beijing might still be willing to deploy them, at least temporarily, if its trade war with Washington were to drag on.On Friday, Washington imposed its first tariffs in response to complaints Beijing steals or pressuring companies to hand over technology. China swiftly announced retaliatory tariffs on a similar amount of U.S. goods.A look at some of Chinas options: Target American companiesChinas state-dominated and heavily regulated economy gives authorities an arsenal of tools to disrupt U.S. companies by with-holding licenses or launching tax, anti-monopoly or other investigations.Also open to retaliation are services such as engineering and logistics in which the United States runs a trade surplus.The U.S. focus is on goods, while China could very well look at services, as well as the operation of U.S. companies in China,Ž said Taimur Baig, chief economist for DBS Group.In one prominent case, U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. has waited for months for word on whether Chinese regulators will accept its proposed $44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconduc-tors. All other major governments have approved the deal.Chinas entirely state-con-trolled media have encouraged consumer boycotts against Jap-anese, South Korean and other products during previous dis-putes with those governments.Last year, Beijing destroyed Korean retailer Lottes business in China after the company sold land in South Korea to the Seoul government for an anti-missile system opposed by Chinese leaders. Beijing closed most of Lottes 99 supermarkets and other outlets in China. Seoul and Beijing later mended relations, but Lotte gave up and sold its China operations. Financial leverageNationalists point to Chinas $1.2 trillion holdings of U.S. government debt as leverage. Beijing might suffer losses if it sold enough to influence U.S. debt financing costs „ but such sales might become necessary.Chinas yuan has sagged against the dollar this year, which might require the central bank to intervene in currency markets.To get the dollars it needs, the Peoples Bank of China might become a net seller of U.S. Treasurys,Ž said Carl B. Weinberg of High-Frequency Economics in a report.Punishing the U.S. Trea-sury market is one of the tactics China has available to retaliate against unilateral U.S. tariffs,Ž said Weinberg. Diplomatic pressureBeijing can appeal for sup-port to U.S. allies that are miffed by Trumps America firstŽ approach and the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate pact. Trumps actions have allowed China to position itself as a defender of free trade despite its status as the most-closed major economy. That could help Beijing win over countries that have crit-icized Trump for acting outside the World Trade Organization.China could strike a common ground with the EU, Canada, Japan and other economies impacted by the U.S. tariffs,Ž said Citigroup economists Li-Gang Liu, Xiaowen Jin and Xiangrong Yu in a report.Drastic measuresHow China could hurt US once it ran out of imports to tax BUSINESS

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 B3 SCHOOLS & SOCIETY CROSSWORD Staff ReportVERNON Sixth graders at Vernon Middle School spent the 2017-18 school year in community service, with the hope of helping children battling childhood diseases. After a year-long community service project, Vernon Middle School 6th grade class donated about 80 pounds of pop tabs to the Ronald McDonald House of Pensacola, the school reported online. According to the RMDH website, aluminum tabs are recycled, and all the money earned supports lodging stays for families as children undergo care. Thank you to everyone that helped them in collecting these pop tabs,Ž a VMS social media post stated.VMS makes donation to Ronald McDonald House[SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] FPTC graduates truck, tractor trailer classFlorida Panhandle Technical College congratulated Class 406 of the Truck/Tractor Trailer Driving Programs last month, according to the technical colleges social media page. Pictured from left to right are Marquis Steele, J.Owen Evers, Chad Gilbert, James Peek, Mason Cooper, Vonda Jones, JaMarial Johnson, Lee Tadlock & G. Jason Haddock. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] Staff ReportSUNNY HILLS An inaugural golf tournament will help boost a local high schools athletic department. The Mr. Jerry Tyre Friends of Vernon Athletics Golf TournamentŽ will be held Saturday, July 21 at Sunny Hills Golf Course, 3634 Country Club Blvd. Proceeds from the tournament will go to purchasing a new scoreboard for Vernon High Schools west endzone at Memorial Field. The event begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Our community has long supported Vernon schools in their endeavors to create a better environment for our children, our families, and our future,Ž Vernon High and Middle School Principal Brian Riviere wrote on a Facebook post. Vernon athletics ended last season with a wonderful group of student athletes and a new found respect from our community and schools. We would like to build on our successes from last year and exceed any new expectations of our fellow Vernon supporters.Ž The entry fee for the three-man scramble is $55 per person; $100 hole sponsorships are also available, according to Rivieres post. Hole sponsors will receive multiple social media spotlights before, during and after the event. The school is also looking for corporate sponsors to purchase advertising space on the new scoreboard. If the scoreboard sponsorships garner enough money to cover the purchase of the board, the remaining funds from the tournament will go to the schools minor sports, the post stated. I want to make this the biggest tournament of the year,Ž Washington County Board of Commissioners chairman Tray Hawkins stated in a Facebook post. I will need all of my friends, personal business partners and county business partners to come out and join us for a day full of fun and most of all helping a great group of young people. With these funds they can have the experiences that we all enjoyed during our high school years.Ž To become a sponsor and join the tournament, contact Laurie Simmons at 850-258-4332. Checks should be made payable to Vernon High School. Receipts will be provided.VHS hosts Mr. Jerry Tyre golf tourneyJerry Tyre Trivia FunŽ with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country. Comments, questions or suggestions? WC@TriviaGuy. com 1. Studies have shown that people who live in what geographic location of the U.S. wash their clothes the most often? South, East coast, North, West coast 2. Who was the first attempted presidential assassination against when a painter took two shots but missed? George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson 3. What Andy Griffith ShowŽ star previously had a regular part on Search For TomorrowŽ? Don Knotts, Jim Nabors, Frances Bavier, Howard McNear 4. Which is considered a cousin of the weasel? Badger, Skunk, Beaver, Raccoon 5. Of these, whats commonly measured in reams? Cloth, Silver, Paper, Concrete 6. Which is not a form of necktie or knot? Windsor, Cravat, Dickie, Four-in-hand ANSWERS: 1. South, 2. Andrew Jackson, 3. Don Knotts, 4. Badger, 5. Paper, 6. DickieTRIVIA GUY W i l s o n C a s e y Wilson CaseyBy Melissa Erickson More Content NowTalking to a child about why its important to get good grades in school can be met with nods of agreement or rolled eyes. It doesnt matter if kids know you want them to succeed, they have to have the motivation to do it for themselves. Motivation is one of the biggest challenges in education. Many factors combine to encourage us to work hard, pursue goals or aim for success, or to do the opposite,Ž said Joan M. Rooney, vice president for instructor management at The Princeton Review and Tutor.com. External factors like income level, subjects being taught, the ability of the teacher and other social influences play a role but dont make a big difference. The one factor that is most influential in helping us to succeed is confidence,Ž said Rooney, a former classroom teacher and parent of an adult son. Shes not referring to an unrealistic sense of selfworth but rather a belief that if students work hard and do their best, they are capable of succeeding. A student needs to have the knowledge that he will not succeed at everything, but if he doesnt try, how will he know what he is capable of, she said. I would advise parents to do whatever they can to foster in their children this perspective: that what is important is that I work hard and that I try,Ž Rooney said. Foster this attitude toward their studies, school and life in general. In current terms, this is what is known as promoting a growth mindset and sense of self-efficacy.ŽHow to motivate your child to learn

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** B4 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Washington County News FAITHIf you would like your Washington County church listed here, please send information to: news@chipleypaper. com. Due to space limitation, please only send regular church services. For special services, please send separate submission. ASSEMBLY OF GODCorbin Road Assembly of God Morning Worship is at 10 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 105 Corbin Road in Chipley. Cords of Love Assembly of God Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study is a 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 2060 Bethlehem Road in Cottondale. Grace Assembly of God @ Chipley Morning Worship is at 10 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 567 North Main Street, Chipley New Bethany Assembly of God Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located on Shaky Joe Road just off Highway 280 at Hinsons Crossroads. New Life Fellowship Assembly of God Sunday School is at 9 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 695 5th Street, Chipley. Wausau Assembly of God Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 3537 Washington Street in Wausau.BAPTISTAbigail Free Will Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located on Dawkins Street in Vernon. Berean Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1438 Nearing Hills Drive in Chipley. Blue Lake Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 1405 Blue Lake Road in Chipley. Chipley First Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service is at 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Discipleship Training is at 5 p.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday AWANA is at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Prayer Meeting Is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1300 South Boulevard Country Oaks Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 7 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 574 Buckhorn Boulevard Eastside Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at Highway 277 in Vernon. First Free Will Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1387 South Boulevard. Gap Pond Free Will Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 1980 Gap Boulevard in Sunny Hills. Grace Baptist Chapel Mission Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 440 Lot E Second Street, Chipley. Holmes Creek Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service AWANA is at 5:30 p.m. and Bible Study is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 335 Cope Road in Chipley. Holyneck Missionary Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located 3395 Cemetery Lane, Campbellton. Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 614 Bennett Drive in Chipley. Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1233 Old Bonifay Road in Chipley. New Orange Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. WASHINGTON COUNTY CHURCH LISTINGSSee CHURCHES, B6If you would like to include an event in this list, email information to: news@chipleypaper.com Caryville Evangelistic Center to hold homecoming services CARYVILLE … There will also be a revival at 7 p.m. nightly through Friday, July 13. Dinner will be served on Sunday. The church is located at 731 Wrights Creek Road in Caryville. Klondyke Gospel Music Center to host concerts in July OZARK, ALABAMA … The following gospel music ministries will appear in concert during the month of July as indicated, at the Klondyke Gospel Music Center. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge. Saturday, July 14, James P Hear and The Amazing Gospel Songbirds from Headland, Alabama; Friday, July 20, Heart to Heart from Knoxville, Tennessee; Saturday, July 21, Chosen Witness Quartet from Alabaster, Alabama and Saturday, July 28, Rickey Ward of the 4 Calvary Quartet from Bonifay. The center is located half way between Newton, Alabama and Ozark, Alabama at 3885 Highway 123 South. For more information call Ron Jeffers at 334-797-9862. Victory Tabernacle to host revival HARTFORD, ALABAMA … Victory Tabernacle in Hartford, Alabama will host a revival Thursday, July 12 through Sunday, July 15. The revival will be at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday. The revival will be led by Missionary/Evangelist Fred Wynn. The church is located at 10005 East State Highway 52 in Hartford, Alabama. For more information visit victory tabernacle.com Bonifay First United Methodist to host USDA Food Distribution BONIFAY … Bonifay First United Methodist Church will host a USDA Food Distribution at 9 30 a.m. at the church on the following Wednesdays: August 15, October 17 and December 19. This is for Holmes County residence only. The church is located at 202 N Oklahoma Street across from the courthouse.FAITH EVENTS

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 B5 OBITUARIESJames Walter Shirley, age 57, of Bonifay, Florida died June 29, 2018. Memorializationwas by cremation with Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.JAMES W. SHIRLEYLinda JoyceŽ Seley, age 58, a lifelong resident of Ponce de Leon, Florida passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 at her residence. She was born to John James and Mavis Lorine Roberts on September 11, 1959 in Crestview, Florida. Joyce enjoyed going to church and spending time with family and friends. She loved going fishing with her husband Elige, even though she didnt eat the fish, the time spent with him, doing what made him happy, was precious to her. She is preceded in death by her husband, Elige Seley; parents, John James and Mavis Lorine Roberts; two brothers, Billy Ray and Max Roberts. Joyce is survived by two sisters, Elisa Gail Deming and husband Mike of Alford, Florida, and Sheila Lewis and husband Rodger of Panama City, Florida; five brothers, Lonnie Wayne Roberts and wife Margo of Mossy Head, Florida, Johnny Mack Roberts of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, Clay Neal Roberts and wife Charlene of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, Rex Roberts and wife Fran of Crestview, Florida, and Gene Roberts of Mossy Head, Florida. Having no children, she always loved and thought of April Byrd and Haley Curry as her own daughters. Joyce is also survived by many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. Those ask to serve as pallbearers: John Roberts, Mike Deming, Dewy Roberts, Marshall Roberts, Johnny Roberts, and Travis Byrd. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in the chapel of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home, 1474 Highway 83 North, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433, beginning at 11 a.m. with Chaplain Ernie Grey officiating. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Flowers are being accepted. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.daviswatkins. com Arrangements and services are under the direction of DavisWatkins Funeral HomeLINDA SELEY Mrs. Lucille (Brown) Tomblin, of Chipley, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in the Bay Medical Center of Panama City, Florida. She was 76 years old. Lucille was born on April 10, 1942 to the late Buford & Mary (Callins) Brown in Chipley, Florida. She served as a Dietary Aide for the Washington County Hospital for numerous years and for Sunland in Marianna Florida for 20+ years. She leaves to cherish her memories two daughters: Erica Butler of Panama City, Florida, and Beverly Butler of Tallahassee, Florida; one son: Anthony Tomblin of Bradenton, Florida; two granddaughters: Christina Tomblin of Jacob City, Florida, and Jermaine Lewis of Tallahassee, Florida; one great-grandsons: Miles Anthony Libert of Jacob City, Florida; two sisters: Phyllis Brown of Panama City, Florida and Ethel Brown-Oney (Gene) of Vernon, Florida; two brothers: Isaac Brown (Dorothy) of Vernon, Florida, and Ferman Brown, Jr. of Bonifay, Florida; along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Lucilles Life was held 11 AM CST, Saturday, July 7, 2018 from the sanctuary of the Johnson Temple First Born Church with pastor, Elder Floyd Harper, Rev. Larry Brown, Rev. Earl Cooke, and Dea Isaac Brown, officiating. Committal Service followed in the St. Joseph Cemetery of Chipley, Florida with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing. Public Viewing was held Friday, July 6, 2018 from 12 Noon until 9 PM in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel of Chipley, Florida. The remains were in repose at the church on Saturday, 1hr. prior to services. Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley.com.LUCILLE TOMBLINJohn D. Owens, age 90, passed from this life to be with his Savior, Sunday, July 1, 2018, at his home. He was born in Crystal Lake, FL, on January 23, 1928 to John W. and Cora Dee Atwell Owens. John D. lived his life as a public servant, working as a service member of the United States Navy where he retired at the rank of E7, and worked as an employee of the United States Post Office in Chipley, where he also retired. As a member of the Wausau Assembly of God Church, John D. enjoyed singing in the choir. Because of his expert cooking skills, his dishes were popular at all the fellowship dinners … especially his chicken and dumplings, perfectly baked hams, and crispy fried fish and hushpuppies. He was a Sunday School teacher and a board member of the church for many years. At home he enjoyed outdoor activities such as fishing in his pond, gardening, mowing his grass, and tending to the flower beds. He and his wife Imogene loved to travel with family and friends … most often to the Great Smokey Mountains. John D. loved his Lord Jesus, family, and friends so much. His gracious spirit, which was demonstrated through his sincere concern for others, will be remembered by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his loving grandson, Jason Brande; his beautiful wife, Imogene; granddaughter, Amy Owens; two brothers, Roland Owens and Newman Owens; and his parents. He is survived by one son Stanley Owens, two daughters: Sheila Tracy and husband, Dan; Sabra Shores and husband Phillip, two brothers: Julian Owens and Doris Owens and wife Juanell; two sisters: Iris Land and Shirley Ramer and husband, Joel; six grandchildren: Amber Owens, Crystal Carter and husband, Ambers, Jacob Swindle, John Swindle, Bethany Shores, and Byron Shores; one greatgrandchild, Klayton Carter; along with many nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service were held on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Wausau Assembly of God Church. Visitation was held at 10:00 A.M. with the Service starting at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Danny Burns officiating. Interment followed at the Wausau Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home of Chipley, FL officiating. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.brownfh.netJOHN D. OWENSDorothy Angelyn Kelly (Cozart), Age 75 of Bonifay, Florida, left this earth on June 10, 2018. At the time of her passing, she was in Moreno Valley, California, fighting terminal cancer. She was joined there by her husband, Charles O. Kelly also of Bonifay, FL and her dearest friend, Deborah Zero, of Chipley, FL and Moreno Valley, CA. Angelyn (Dorothy) was many amazing characters rolled into one. She was Granny Clampett, Betty Crocker, Hollywood Bling, Space Explorer and all the sides of Scarlett OHare. She believed in and loved books because she said, they allow you to dream that you are whatever you want to be. Education of any kind, but especially reading, was what she valued and promoted. As a pioneer for the future, she loved space and even owned a star or two; she always hoped she would see people living in space. Her family was at the center of who she was and what she cherished most. She spent many hours with her great grand-daughter listening to the music of today, sharing songs of her era and stories of days gone by. She worked in the transportation industry for most of her life and owned her own trucking company. One of her proudest achievements was being a part of and helping to start a local Youth Ranch and Rescue, The 10 Buck 2 Youth Ranch of Bonifay, Florida; It was the pet project of her daughter. It began on family land that was blackberry bushes and gourds. Dreamed, designed and built by Jeff and Mishca Randall, Meadow E. Martin, Kenny Krause and Charles and Angelyn Kelly or as she was better known Gunsmoke Granny. It quickly became known in the horse world as one of the best outdoor competition courses in Cowboy Racing. The ranch was known for promoting education, camaraderie, responsibility and commitment in Equine Ownership and competition. Angelyn was born on June 5, 1943, in Graceville, Florida. She grew up in Bonifay and in Montverde, Florida. She married her High School sweetheart, Charles O. Kelly and had recently celebrated 58 years of marriage. She is survived by her husband Charles O. Kelly of Bonifay; her daughter and son in law Ardea Mishca and Jeff Randall of Bonifay; Her Grandson Nicholas Martin of Tangent, Oregon; Great Grand-daughter Meadow E. Martin of Bonifay and Great Grand-daughter Charlie Laney of Dawsonville, GA. Extended Family: Siblings: Elizabeth Ann (Cozart) and Bill Bevil; Junior and Susan Cozart; Shirley (Yeager) and Ronald Lee; Edward Money (deceased). In Laws: Carolyn and Clark Gable; Jimmy and Dianne Kelly; Judy Martin; Joan Wilson; Kathryn and Danny Barber; Vickie and Gary Hayes. Special family consideration is given to the following as they meant as much to her as her closest kin: Kenneth (Kenny) W. Krause, Bonifay (deceased); Cameran Duffell, Bonifay; Justina Krause Laney, Dawsonville, GA; Jessica Beaudoin, Sneads, FL. A remembrance of her life will be held on July 15, 2018, 1pm at John Clark Park (Rec. Center), Esto, Florida. Any and all who knew her are welcome. Sandwich foods and drinks will be available. The family asks that in lieu of flowers please make a donation to the National Eye Institute in her name. The address is listed below or you can visit the website at https://nei.nih.gov/. Budget Officer National Eye Institute Building 31, Room 6A16 31 Center Drive MSC 2510 Bethesda, MD 208922510. In 3 little words I can sum up what Ive learned about life, It goes onDOROTHY A. KELLY Floyd Nathan Skinner, 89, of Ponce De Leon,died Thursday, June 28, 2018. Funeral services were held Monday, July 2, 2018.Interment followed at Campground Cemetery with Sims Funeral Home directing.FLOYD N. SKINNERThomas Rufus Homan, 84, of Graceville,died Tuesday, July 03, 2018. Funeral services were held Friday, July 6, 2018.Interment followed at Bonifay Cemetery with Sims Funeral Home directing.THOMAS R. HOMANTommy Lee Davis, 55, died Friday, June 15, 2018. Memorialization wasby cremation with Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangementsTOMMY L. DAVISCONTINUED ON B6Genell Tate, age 73, of Westville, Florida passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018 at her residence. She was born December 8, 1944 in Walton County, the daughter of Walter T. and Ida Slay Carroll. Genell was a member of Reedy Assembly of God Church and was known as a person who was more concerned about other people than herself, always ready and willing to serve others. She enjoyed listening to gospel music, sewing, and cooking family meals. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she will truly be missed. She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ed and Leroy Carroll; three sisters, Shirley and Donna Louise Carroll and Lunell Hattaway. Genell is survived by her husband of 49 years, Charles ChickŽ Tate; one daughter, Veronica Jackson and husband Jeff of DeFuniak Springs, Florida; five brothers, Ronnie, Wilton, and Donald Lee Carroll, all of Westville, Florida, Roger Carroll of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, and Jimmy Ray Carroll and wife Linna of Ponce de Leon, Florida; three grandchildren, Charmayne, Cierra, and Allen Jackson; numerous nieces and nephews; and her canine companion, Happy. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 5, 2018 in the chapel of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home, 1474 Highway 83 North, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433 beginning at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Committal services followed in Reedy Assembly of God Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.daviswatkins. com. Arrangements and services are under the direction of DavisWatkins Funeral Home.GENELL TATE

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** B6 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Washington County NewsEdith Hill Hussey, 75, of Marianna died Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Jackson Hospital. She was a native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, a homemaker and a longtime member of Damascus Free Will Baptist Church in Marianna. Mrs. Hussey was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Hussey, her parents, Everett & Daisy Hill, brothers, Ernest, Earl, Durward, James, and Baby Sweet Jim Hill, and sisters, Alyne Singletary and Annie Lou Hill. Survivors include her children, Penny, Kenneth, and Carl Hussey and Jan of Marianna, FL, sisters, Patricia Gable of Marianna and Nadine Joyner of Texas, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM, Friday, July 6, 2018 at Damascus Free Will Baptist Church with Reverend Allan Austin and Reverend Otis Whitehead officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family received friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at James & Sikes Maddox Chapel. www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.comEDITH H. HUSSEYOlis L. NannaŽ Sage, 80, of Panama City Beach, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018. She was born January 10, 1938 in Chipley, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Alonzo Lasiter and Mary Magalene Wilson Lasiter, two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by three daughters, Penny Renee Witt (Kenny); Mellissa Lynette Purswell (Dwain); Amy Denise Sage; nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held on Friday at 10 a.m. in the Piney Grove Church Cemetery, Chipley, FL with Rev. Thurman Vinson officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to Covenant Care Hospice, 107 W. 19 th St., Panama City, FL 32405 in memory of Myrtle Olis Sage.OLIS L. SAGEMrs. Gina Lynn Crawson Akridge of Manchester, GA passed away Monday, July 2, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was 53. Gina came into this world on Monday, October 26, 1964 to a young couple with big extended families that loved her immediately. Her family doted on her since she was the couples first child and the first grandchild on her mothers side of the family. Gina graduated in the Class of 1982 from Holmes County High School, attended WashingtonHolmes Vocational School and Auburn University. She remained a devoted Auburn fan throughout her life. She enjoyed being a cosmetologist in Bonifay for several years along with giving many free haircuts to friends and family. Gina also babysat children in her home and had a significant impact on those childrens lives. In 1999, Gina became a US Postal Service employee, working in Marianna and Chipley until 2016 when she became the Postmaster for the Hamilton and Pine Mountain, GA Post Offices. The most enjoyable part of her life was being a wife for 31 years to John Akridge and a mother to daughter, Brittany, and son, Ethan. If Gina was in the room and having a good time, her strong, clear laughter made it evident. Close friends and family gave her the nickname Precious.Ž She was a wonderful cook, loved traveling to the mountains, and always put her family first. In 2016, Gina was diagnosed with Anaplastic Astrocytoma, a Grade III brain cancer. She valiantly fought this cancer. The family would like to thank the staff at UAB, Dr. Andrew Pippas, and the staff at the Amos Cancer Center for their concern and care. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Jack and Katreen White and Henry and Earline Crawson and cousin, Micah White. Survivors include her husband, John Thomas Akridge, Manchester, GA; her daughter, Brittany Nicole Coleman and her husband Andrew, Opelika, AL; her son, Ethan Cole Akridge, Manchester, GA; parents, Alvin J. and Jean White Crawson, Bonifay, FL; two brothers: Eric Crawson and his wife DeeAnn, Concord, NC and Duane Crawson and his wife Niki, Bonifay, FL; nieces: Kimberly Crawson and, Ericka Rea, her husband Tyler, and their daughter, Laken; nephew, Corey Crawson; along with many extended family members. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2018 in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home in Slocomb with Rev. Johnny Strickland officiating. Interment will follow in the Fadette Pentecostal Ministries Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday beginning at 12:30 p.m. and continuing until service time. Donations in memory of Gina may be made to the Amos Cancer Center, 18315 5th. Ave., Columbus, GA 31904 or the Hope Lodge at 1104 Ireland Way, Birmingham, AL 35205-7001.GINA L. AKRIDGECharles T. Cooley, 87 of Graceville passed away, Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Charles was born in Graceville on January 5, 1931 to the late David and Vela Miller Cooley. A U.S. Navy Veteran, Mr. Charles lived in Ft. Meade then to Bartow from 1950-1993. During that time he started and owned several businesss, Cooley TV & Repair, Cooleys Tire & Hardware, Charlies Steak House and Whites Auto 1968-1992. Moving back to Graceville after his retirement he was a member of New Home Baptist Church where he and his wife Kathleen spearheaded the Bluegrass Gospel Jam. He was a pilot and instrumental in several things with the Tri-county Airport where he served as a board member for several years. Mr. Charles was a Fiddler and played with the Bluegrass Pickers. Predeceased by his wife Kathleen Cooley, grandson-in-law Michael McHan, brother David Cooley and sister Claudia McMackin. Survived by three children James Cooley(Cindy), Diane Geiger, Steve Cooley(Monette Castro), Graceville, FL; companion Ida M. Cook, Dothan, AL; six grandchildren, Bo Cooley, Misty Kilgore Lord, Kimberly Howze, Charlie Cooley, Cassie McHan, Stephanie Cooley; thirteen great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Home-going service were held at 12 p.m., Saturday, July 7, 2018 at New Home Baptist Church with Revs. Buddy Shumaker and Brian Taylor officiating. Burial followed in church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home directing. Family received friends at the church on Saturday, 11 a.m. until time of service. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www. jamesandlipford.comCHARLES T. COOLEY Mr. Dan Allen Gray, 52 of Bonifay, Florida died on Monday, July 2, 2018, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama. Born Sunday, December 26, 1965 in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, he was the son of the late Dan Allen Gray. He served in the United States Navy. Surviving is his mother, Priscilla Plott and husband Michael of Arnold Maryland, wife, Pamela Holley Gray of Bonifay, FL, son, Devin Gray of Bonifay, FL, daughters, Alexis Olech and husband Ben of Oceanside, CA and Jenna Gray of Bonifay, FL, brothers, Michael John Gray of Longmont, CO, Brian Christopher Gray of Long Beach, CA and Patrick Arthur Gray of North Royalton, OH. A memorial service was held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at First Baptist Church with the Dr. Shelly Chandler officiating with Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.DAN A. GRAY OBITUARIES CONTINUED FROM B5Wednesday services are at 6 p.m. The church is located on Alford Road in Washington County. New Prospect Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning worship services are at 11 a.m. Sunday evening services are at 5 p.m. Wednesday services supper is at 5 p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting, bible study and childrens classes start at 5:45. The church is located at 761 New Prospect Road in Chipley. Oakie Ridge Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Orange Hill Road and Gilberts Mill Road. Orange Hill Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer and Bible Study is as 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 3485 Gainer Road in Chipley. Orange Hill Missionary Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning worship on the “ rst and third Sunday of the month is at 11 a.m. Wednesday night prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 816 Sunday Road in Chipley. Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1783 Piney Grove Road south of Chipley. Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located south of Bonifay at 1900 Pleasant Hill Road. Poplar Springs Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1098 Lovewood Road two miles east of Highway 77. Poplar Head Independent Free Will Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located on Poplar Head Road. Sand Hills Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 6758 Highway 77. Shiloh Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 5:45 p.m. The church is located on Highway 277, three miles south of Highway 90 in Chipley. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 3013 Moss Hill Road in Vernon. St. John Free Will Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 4156 St. Matthews Road in Caryville. Salem Free Will Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Worship service is at 11 a.m. Evening worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m.Church is located at 2555 Kynesville Highway in Alford. Sunny Hills First Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. Unity Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 3274 River Road in Vernon. Vernon First Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6 p.m. The church is located at 2888 Church Street in Vernon. Wausau First Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 3493 Washington Street in Wausau.CATHOLICSt. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church Sunday Mass is at 11 a.m. Tuesday Mass is at 9 a.m. The church is located at 1664 Main Street in Chipley. St. Theresa Catholic Church Sunday Mass is at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday Mass is at 8 a.m. Saturday Mass is at 5 p.m. Adoration is the “ rst Friday after 8 a.m. Mass. The church is located at 2071 Sunny Hills Blvd and the Rectory is located at 2056 Sunny Hills Boulevard in Sunny Hills.CHURCH OF CHRISTChipley Church of Christ Sunday morning bible study is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1295 Brickyard Road in Chipley. Spirit-Filled Church of God in Christ Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Tuesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 2128 Pate Pond Road in Caryville.EPISCOPALGrant Tabernacle AME Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 577 Martin Luther King Boulevard in Chipley. St. John AME Morning Worship is at 11:30 a.m. St. Joseph AME Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5 p.m. Tuesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1401 Monroe Shef“ eld Road, Chipley. St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located on Jackson Community Road. St. Mary African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 1035 St. Mary Road, in Caryville. St. Matthews Episcopal Church Morning worship is at 9 a.m. The church is located on Highway 90 west in Chipley.EVANGELISTICVernon Evangelistic Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located on Highway 79 in Vernon. Caryville Evangelistic Center Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located on Wrights Creek Road in Caryville, just north of Highway 90.HOLINESSHarris Chapel Holiness Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located CHURCHESFrom Page B4 See CHURCHES, B7

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 B7 B7 7-3364 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given IDE TECHNOLOGIES the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 16-00-00423 Year of Issuance 2016 Parcel 00-1309-0000 assessed to: WETONIA J HINSON Description of Property 4 4 13 ORB 759 P 179 40 FT ON E SIDE OF LOT 2 IN S2 OF NE4 All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley on AUGUST 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk JUNE 27, JULY 4, 11, 18, 2018 7-3393 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given ETC FBO JANET H KINNEY IRA the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 11-00035 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 00-0004-0112 assessed to: ADEL A BUNASHI Description of Property LOT 6 BLK 11 BUCKHORN CRK REC PLAT 3.11 AC ORB 277 P 1888 All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley on AUGUST 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk JULY 4, 11, 18,25, 2018 7-3365 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given IDE TECHNOLOGIES the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 16-00-01421 Year of Issuance 2016 Parcel 00-4608-0020 assessed to: JEFF STEPHENSON Description of Property 25 3 15 ORB 1018 P 236 LOT 5 RH/S BLK B All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley on AUGUST 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk JUNE 27, JULY 4, 11, 18, 2018 7-3368 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given IDE TECHNOLOGIES the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 16-00-00170 Year of Issuance 2016 Parcel 00-0390-0004 assessed to: SCOTT A SCHAFFRICK Description of Property 25 1 13 5 ORB 355 P 379 S1/2 OF N OF E OF SE1/4 OF NW1/4, N1/2 OF S1/2 OF E1/2 OF SE OF NW1/4 OR 381 P 53, LESS ORB 726 P 108 All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley on AUGUST 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk JUNE 27, JULY 4, 11, 18, 2018 7-3367 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given IDE TECHNOLOGIES the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 16-00-01051 Year of Issuance 2016 Parcel 00-3379-0004 assessed to: ELTON H SAPP II, AND ELTON LEE SAPP Description of Property 31 2 14 5 OR 559 P 290 S2 OF NW4 OF SW4 OF NW4 All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley on AUGUST 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk JUNE 27, JULY 4, 11, 18, 2018 7-3392 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given ETC FBO JANET H KINNEY IRA the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 12-00831 Year of Issuance 2012 Parcel 00-3321-0035 assessed to; FRED F BENSON ESTATE % ERIC BENSON Description of Property 20 2 14 2.34 ORB 301 P 295 BG 2020 S OF NWC OF NE 4 OF NW 4, RN S 210, E 446.88 TO HWY, NE ON HWY 224.09, W 525.68 TO POB All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley on AUGUST 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk JULY 4, 11, 18,25, 2018 7-3369 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given SASHA J MINOR the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 00-00422 Year of Issuance 2014 Parcel 00-1881-0000 assessed to CHARLES E SELLERS ESTATE Description of Property 4 4 13 ORB 244 P 337 BEG. SEC OF BLK. 16, RN N 150, W 150, S TO DITCH, NE ALONG DITCH TO POB. DIE, LESS N 150 AS DESC IN OR 833 P 257, LESS ORB 833 P 258, LESS ORB 833 P 362All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley on AUGUST 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk JULY 4,11,18,25,2018 7-3394 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given ETC FBO JANET H KINNEY IRA the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 12-01265 Year of Issuance 2012 Parcel 00-4141-0105 assessed to; DONNIE J NEWSOME Description of Property LOT A-105 LEISURE LAKES REC PLAT ORB 265 P 351All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley on AUGUST 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk JULY 4, 11, 18,25, 2018 7-3462 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS PROJECT NAME: City of Chipley -5th Street Phase II Sealed bids, submitted in triplicate, will be received by the City of Chipley, on August 3, 2018 until 2:00 p.m. local time, at the office of: City Clerks Office, at the Chipley City Hall, 1442 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428 for construction of the following described Project: DESCRIPTION OF WORK This project consists of milling and resurfacing approximately 1,144 LF of 5th Street and full depth reclamation on 1,585 LF of 5th Street from South Blvd. to Hwy 90 and drainage improvements at the intersection of 5th Street and Forrest Ave. in Chipley, Florida. Resurfacing will consist of structural and surface courses along with minor cut and patch locations. Full depth reclamation will consist of structural and surface courses. Signing and pavement markings will be included in this project consisting of thermoplastic striping on the final lift of asphalt. Drainage improvements will consist of installation of two new inlets and pipe. Alternate bid will consist of milling and resurfacing instead of full depth reclamation. Plans, specifications, and contract documents will be open to public inspection at the office listed above or may be obtained from: Panhandle Engineering & Construction, Inc. Attn: William Barber, PE 4277 Lafayette Street, Marianna, Florida 32446 (850) 526-2291 on or after July 6, 2018 upon payment of $75 per set which amount constitutes the cost of reproduction and handling. This payment will not be refunded. The Owner plans to open bids and publicly read aloud on August 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. or soon thereafter, at the Chipley City Hall located at 1442 Jackson Avenue Chipley, FL 32428. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on July 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Chipley City Hall located at 1442 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428. The Owner reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all bids. Each Bidder must deposit with his/her bid, security in the amount, form and subject to the conditions provided in the Information for Bidders. Sureties used for obtaining bonds must appear as acceptable according to the Department of Treasury Circular 570. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of sixty days after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids. Attention: Bidding Contractors must be prequalified by the DEPARTMENT (FDOT) as required by Section 2 of the current FDOT Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE/FAIR HOUSING JURISDICTION July 11 and 18, 2018 7-3461 Public Sale Tharp & Sons Mini Storage in Chipley, FL will hold a sale on these units for non-payment of rent, in accordance with the Fl. Statue Act 83-801-83-809. Tenants will have until July 28, 2018 to pay in full. NO CHECKS 1. Ray West of Chipley, FL 2. Bria Speights of Chipley, FL 3. Jhn Bush of Chipley, FL 4. Reginald Douglas of Chipley, FL 5. David Moore of Enterprise, AL 6. Stacey Carrigan of Gilbertsville, KY 7. UNKNOWN RENTERS July 11, 2018 7-3465 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No. 18-11CP In Re: Estate of HAYWARD BROCK, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HAYWARD BROCK, deceased, whose date of death was May 31, 2016, is pending in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is is 1293 W Jackson Ave # 100, Chipley, FL 32428. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 11, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: KERRY ADKISON Post Office Box 669 Chipley, FL 32428-0669 (850) 638-2643 Florida Bar No. 0843253 Personal Representation: NILA BROCK July 11 and 18, 2018 7-3464 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statues NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Leahs House of Hope located at 3900 Holmes Valley Road in the County of Washington, in the City of Vernon, Florida 32462 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Chipley, Florida, this 9 day of July, 2018 July 11, 2018 7-3370 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given SIMON G PRICE OR E W PRICE the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 11-01363 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 00-4151-0238 assessed to; RICK PONTELLO Description of Property LOT B-238 eight miles north of Caryville on Highway 179. Johnson Temple First Born Holiness Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6 p.m. Friday services are at 6 p.m. The church is located at 793 Orange Street, Chipley. Miracle Valley Spirit of Holiness Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located 3754 Bunyon Drive, off Hig hway 77 near Sunny Hills.METHODISTChipley First United Methodist Church Sunday School is at 9:50 a.m. Morning Worship is at 9 a.m. (contemporary service) and 11 a.m. (traditional service). The church is located at 1285 Jackson Avenue East Mount Zion United Methodist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning worship is at 10 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday fellowship meal and Bible study is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1590 Highway 173 in Graceville. Lakeview United Methodist Morning Worship is at 9 a.m. Thursday morning Bible Study 9 a.m. The church is located on Highway 279 near Five Points. New Hope United Methodist Church Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study is at 10 a.m. The church is located at on Highway 79 in New Hope. New Vision United Methodist Church Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday night supper is at 5:45. Wednesday Bible Study is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Highway 77 and BlockerChurch Road in Greenhead. Orange Hill United Methodist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located on Sunday Road just off Orange Hill Road. Vernon United Methodist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wausau United Methodist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located on State Road 77PENTECOSTALFirst United Pentecostal Church Morning Worship is at 10 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1816 Highway 90 in Chipley. Wausau Pentecostal Holiness Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:55 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6 p.m. The church is located at 2201 Pioneer Road in Wausau. Rock Hill Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Friday Night Worship is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 339 Rockhill Church Road in Chipley. Trinity Pentecostal Tabernacle Morning Worship is at 10 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. Turnin Point Home of the First United Pentecostal Church Sunday School is at 1 p.m. Worship Service is at 2 p.m. Bible Study Thursday is at 7 p.m.PRESBYTERIANChipley First Presbyterian Church Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, night sing-along is at 6 p.m. The church is located at Fifth Street and Watts Avenue Sunny Hills Presbyterian Morning Worship is at 9 a.m. Sunday School is at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 3768 Country Club BoulevardOTHERBonnett Pond Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 2680 Bonnett Pond Road in Chipley. Christian Fellowship Center Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1458 Monroe Shef“ eld Road in Chipley. Christian Haven Sunday school is h at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. Church of God by Faith Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday service is at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 3012 Church Street. Church of God of Prophecy Morning Worship is at 9:45 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1386 W. Jackson Avenue in Chipley. Courts of Praise Morning Worship is at 10 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 1720 Clayton Road in Chipley. Cypress Creek Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at1772 Macedonia Road. Faith Covenant Fellowship Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located on Highway 277 mile south of I-10. Family Worship Center Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located 531 Rock Hill Church Road, Chipley. Graceville Community Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1005 E. Prim Avenue Grahams Chapel Morning worship at 11 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study at 7 p.m. The chapel is located ate 1218 Campbellton Avenue in Chipley. Hard Labor Creek Community Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1705 Pioneer Road three miles east of caution light. Holmes Valley Community Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 3550Fannig Branch Road in Vernon. House of Prayer Worship Center Sunday School and Children's Church is at 9 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Youth activities on Wednesday begin at 4:30 p.m. Praise and worship services are at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. The church is located at 763 West Boulevard in Chipley. Impact Worship Center Sunday. Morning Worship is at 10 a.m. Thursday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 3006 New Hope Road Marianna. Liberty Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 3983 Creek Road in Vernon. McQueens Temple First Born Church of Living God Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 5681 Highway 79 South, Vernon. New Faith Temple Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 841 Orange Hill Road. New Foundation Fellowship Morning Worship is at 10 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located on Rock Hill Church Road. Northwest Florida Christian Church Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 4465 Highway 77. Rhema Praise and Worship Center Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located 763 West Boulevard in Chipley. Sunny Hills Chapel Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 4283 Highway 77. Pleasant Grove Church Morning Worship is at 9 a.m. The church is located at 2430 Shakey Joe Road in the Hinsons Crossroads Community. Tabernacle of Praise Church of God Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located on Highway 77 South. The Living Word Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Highway 77 and Blocker Road in Greenhead. White Double Pond Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located on Creek Road in Vernon. Yes Lord Deliverance COGIC Sunday School is at 10:30 a.m. Worship is at noon. Tuesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 739 Seventh Street in Chipley. CHURCHESFrom Page B6

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B B 8 8 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Washington County News NF-5036053 NF-5032797 3 3 NF-503 3 2797 2 2 2 Lawn Maint., Irrigation, Pressure Wash, Pavers & Paver Repair, Tree Trimming, Fertilization, Spring Clean-Ups, Etc.Arturo Luebano 2455 N Hwy. 81, Ponce De Leon, FL 32455 850.658.6189 arthurluebano@yahoo.comWe have been in business since 2007. We are licensed and insured. Luebano Lawn Service, LLC. (850) 638-3611 HastyHeating & Cooling NF-5028471 NF-5032729 C & CBookkeeping and Tax Service January-April Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Saturday 8am-Noon May-December Monday-Friday 8am-4pm(850) 638-1483Notary Available ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICE OR BUSINESS FOR AS LITTLE AS $10 A WEEK!*Reach thousands of potential customers with your Business Guide ad in the:WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS HOLMES COUNTY-TIMES ADVERTISER WEEKLY ADVERTISER CALL TODAY! 850-638-0212*Minimum 8-week contract. NF-5036305 NF-5032769 Hazardous Aerial Tree Removal € Stump Grinding Trimming & Pruning € Emergency Tree Service € Lot Clean UpDow Morris,Owner/Operator 850-527-6291 € 850-849-3825 Readers’ Choice2017WASHINGTON HOLMES JACKSON LEISURE LAKES 1ST ADDITION REC PLAT ORB 239 P 2471, ORB 823 P 189All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley on AUGUST 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk JULY 4, 11, 18,25, 2018 7-3423 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 18-33 CP Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF DONALD CECIL MCCABE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DONALD CECIL MCCABE, deceased, whose date of death was March 20, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1293 Jackson Ave, Post Office Box 647, Chipley FL 32428-0647. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 11, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: TIMOTHY H. WELLS Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar Number: 0559806 Post Office Box 155 Bonifay FL 32425-0155 Telephone: (850) 547-3644 Fax: (850) 547-5555 E-Mail: wellslawfirm@bellsouth.ne t Secondary E-Mail: wellsmediation@gmail.co m Personal Representative: WANDA L. DEMING Post Office Box 233 Vernon FL 32462-0233 July 11, 18, 2018 7-3574 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given that County of Washington, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 01879 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 00-5490-0007 Assessed to AMERICAN CONTINENTAL INVESTMENT CORPORATION Description of Property: 32 2 16 PRCL DESC IN ORB 367 P 557 LOT 10, CREEK RUN PARCEL NO. 00000000-00-5490-0007. All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1293 Jackson Ave., Chipley on JULY 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk JUNE 20, 27, JULY 4, 11, 2018 7-3457 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 18-32 CP Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF BARBARA ANN NELSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of BARBARA ANN NELSON, deceased, File Number 18-32 CP, by the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1293 Jackson Ave, Post Office Box 647, Chipley FL 32428-0647; that the decedent’s date of death was December 27, 2017; that the total value of the estate is $6,500.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: NameAddress Sonja L. Patterson 630 Riverside Dr Angleton TX 77515 Larry David Scruggs 11901 Ferndale St Fountain FL 32438 Terry Allen Scruggs 10019 Calle-Allegro NW Albuquerque NM 87114-5216 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 11, 2018. Attorney for Person Giving Notice TIMOTHY H. WELLS Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar Number: 0559806 Post Office Box 155 Bonifay,FL 32425-0155 Telephone: (850) 547-3644 Fax: (850) 547-5555 E-Mail: wellslawfirm@bellsouth.ne t Secondary E-Mail: thw2@embarqmail.com Person Giving Notice: SONJA L. PATTERSON 630 Riverside Dr Angleton TX 77515 July 11, 18, 2018 7-3576 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given that County of Washington, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 01663 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 00-4933-0000 Assessed to EAGLE OCEAN PROPERTIES, LLC Description of Property: 36 3 15 10 ORB 843 P 476 NW OF SE OF SE PARCEL NO. 00000000-00-4933-0000. All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1293 Jackson Ave., Chipley on JULY 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk JUNE 20, 27, JULY 4, 11, 2018 7-3575 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given that County of Washington, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 01464 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 00-4375-0000 Assessed to EAGLE OCEAN PROPERTIES, LLC Description of Property: 17 2 15 5 S OF SE OF SW OF SW ORB 843 P 476 PARCEL NO. 00000000-00-4375-0000. All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1293 Jackson Ave., Chipley on JULY 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk JUNE 20, 27, JULY 4, 11, 2018 7-3579 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given that County of Washington, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 01990 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 00-6151-0008 Assessed to BILLIE JO GRIFFIN Description of Property: 6 1 S 16 OR 468 P 171 E 100 FT OF THAT PORTION LYING BETWEEN N LINE OF SE 4 OF SW4 OF NW 4 AND THE S 390 FT OF SE 4 OF SW 4 OF NW 4 AS DESC IN OR 468 P 171 PARCEL NO. 00000000-00-6151-0008. All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1293 Jackson Ave., Chipley on JULY 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk JUNE 20, 27, JULY 4, 11, 2018 7-3577 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given that County of Washington, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 01664 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 00-4935-0000 Assessed to EAGLE OCEAN PROPERTIES, LLC Description of Property: 5 4 15 8 ORB 843 P 476 N OF NE N OF L &N RR, LESS AC OFF W END PARCEL NO. 00000000-00-4935-0000. All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1293 Jackson Ave., Chipley on JULY 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk JUNE 20, 27, JULY 4, 11, 2018 7-3578 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given that County of Washington, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 01835 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 00-5395-0054 Assessed to JOHN C SWEARINGEN AND SHELLEY SWEARINGEN Description of Property: 20 2 16 ORB 623 P 361 LOTS 73-97 INC, BLTP/A BLK D PARCEL NO. 00000000-00-5395-0054. All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1293 Jackson Ave., Chipley on JULY 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk JUNE 20, 27, JULY 4, 11, 2018 Polar Blast!! VBSMt. Pleasant A/G Church 1996 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Westville, Fl. Phone: (850)956-4300 July 21-22 21st -From 10:00 am. to 3:00 pm. 22nd -5:00 Public Apology to Jim Smith, former owner of High Plumbing, for the stupid comments I, John Henry Block, made to you last year. So Sorry. AKC Lab RetreiversBlack, male and female puppies. Home raised, vet checked and health certificate. $500 -$550. 8 Weeks June 1st! Call: 850-547-9291 Estate Sale of Mr. John Curtis1744 Sorrells Rd Chipley, FL Fri & Sat July 13 & 14 8 AM -4 PM Directions : From Hwy 90 in Chipley, FL -take Hwy 277 South to Sorrells Rd, follow signs, 2nd house on rightThis is the 2nd phase of the Curtis Estate.Lots of mens stuff don’t miss out. Some furniture is available as well as linens, kitchen glassware, dishes and lots of misc. Everything needs to go! Please be prepared to load and move your items. Hope to see you there. T&C Estate Sales Looking for Laborers and Painters with at least 2 years experience. Call (850)849-07 36 or (850)849-79 82 Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. (850)638-1918 Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918 For Rent 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments in Vernon. Clean, stove, refrigerator, central heat/air, convenient to Panama City Beach, section 8, Rental assistance. 850-638-4640 For Rent One Bedroom apartments for rent in Chipley. Convenient location. Stove and refrigerator furnished. No Pets. Smoke free environment. Call 850-638-4640. Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Nice cleanhouses, apartments & mobile homesfor rent in Bonifay area. HUD approved. Also, homes for sale, owner financing with good credit. Call Martha (850)547-5085, (850)547-2531. Rooms For Rent By Week.Comfortable rooms with microwave & refrigerator. All utilities paid. Cable and internet. Pet friendly at extra charge. Economy Lodge, Bonifay. 850-547-4167. 2/3/BR Mobile Homes For Rent $500/MO up. Cottondale area. Includes Garbage/ sewage/ lawn service. Electric $57 turn on fee. www.charloscountryliving.com 850-209-8847 For Sale Two acre plot and one acre plot in Jacob City, FL. Call 850-849-9338. Highway 77 2 miles south of Chipley 4-8 acre tract Bedie Road. Call Milton Peel at 850-638-1858 or 326-9109 For Rent First in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. If you don’t have the room, “We Do” Lamar Townsend (850)638-4539, north of Townsend’s. D & E Tile and Remodeling Tile and flooring installation. Kitchen and Bathroom remodels, Licensed and Insured. Call Daniel or Elizabeth 850-768-6611 or 850-768-4327 Buy it! Classified. Make your move to the medium that’s your number one source of information about homes for sale! For all your housing needs consult Classified when it’s time to buy, it’s the resource on which to rely. The Key to Savings Start here in Classifieds.

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The Weekly Advertiser | Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1 Volume 89 Number 28 WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2018NF-5036060 NF-5036053 NF-5032797 3 3 NF-503 3 2797 2 2 2 Lawn Maint., Irrigation, Pressure Wash, Pavers & Paver Repair, Tree Trimming, Fertilization, Spring Clean-Ups, Etc.Arturo Luebano 2455 N Hwy. 81, Ponce De Leon, FL 32455 850.658.6189 arthurluebano@yahoo.comWe have been in business since 2007. We are licensed and insured. Luebano Lawn Service, LLC. (850) 638-3611 HastyHeating & Cooling NF-5028471 NF-5032729 C & CBookkeeping and Tax Service January-April Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Saturday 8am-Noon May-December Monday-Friday 8am-4pm(850) 638-1483Notary Available ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICE OR BUSINESS FOR AS LITTLE AS $10 A WEEK!*Reach thousands of potential customers with your Business Guide ad in the:WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS HOLMES COUNTY-TIMES ADVERTISER WEEKLY ADVERTISER CALL TODAY! 850-638-0212*Minimum 8-week contract. NF-5036305 NF-5032769 Hazardous Aerial Tree Removal € Stump Grinding Trimming & Pruning € Emergency Tree Service € Lot Clean UpDow Morris,Owner/Operator 850-527-6291 € 850-849-3825 Readers’ Choice2017WASHINGTON HOLMES JACKSON For Rent First in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. If you don’t have the room, “We Do” Lamar Townsend (850)638-4539, north of Townsend’s. D & E Tile and Remodeling Tile and flooring installation. Kitchen and Bathroom remodels, Licensed and Insured. Call Daniel or Elizabeth 850-768-6611 or 850-768-4327 Buy it! Classified. Make your move to the medium that’s your number one source of information about homes for sale! For all your housing needs consult Classified when it’s time to buy, it’s the resource on which to rely. Polar Blast!! VBSMt. Pleasant A/G Church 1996 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Westville, Fl. Phone: (850)956-4300 July 21-22 21st -From 10:00 am. to 3:00 pm. 22nd -5:00 Public Apology to Jim Smith, former owner of High Plumbing, for the stupid comments I, John Henry Block, made to you last year. So Sorry. AKC Lab RetreiversBlack, male and female puppies. Home raised, vet checked and health certificate. $500 -$550. 8 Weeks June 1st! Call: 850-547-9291 Estate Sale of Mr. John Curtis1744 Sorrells Rd Chipley, FL Fri & Sat July 13 & 14 8 AM -4 PM Directions : From Hwy 90 in Chipley, FL -take Hwy 277 South to Sorrells Rd, follow signs, 2nd house on rightThis is the 2nd phase of the Curtis Estate.Lots of mens stuff don’t miss out. Some furniture is available as well as linens, kitchen glassware, dishes and lots of misc. Everything needs to go! Please be prepared to load and move your items. Hope to see you there. T&C Estate Sales Looking for Laborers and Painters with at least 2 years experience. Call (850)849-07 36 or (850)849-79 82 Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. (850)638-1918 Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918 For Rent 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments in Vernon. Clean, stove, refrigerator, central heat/air, convenient to Panama City Beach, section 8, Rental assistance. 850-638-4640 For Rent One Bedroom apartments for rent in Chipley. Convenient location. Stove and refrigerator furnished. No Pets. Smoke free environment. Call 850-638-4640. Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Nice cleanhouses, apartments & mobile homesfor rent in Bonifay area. HUD approved. Also, homes for sale, owner financing with good credit. Call Martha (850)547-5085, (850)547-2531. Rooms For Rent By Week.Comfortable rooms with microwave & refrigerator. All utilities paid. Cable and internet. Pet friendly at extra charge. Economy Lodge, Bonifay. 850-547-4167. 2/3/BR Mobile Homes For Rent $500/MO up. Cottondale area. Includes Garbage/ sewage/ lawn service. Electric $57 turn on fee. www.charloscountryliving.com 850-209-8847 For Sale Two acre plot and one acre plot in Jacob City, FL. Call 850-849-9338. Highway 77 2 miles south of Chipley 4-8 acre tract Bedie Road. Call Milton Peel at 850-638-1858 or 326-9109 The Key to Savings Start here in Classifieds. SELL ALL YOUR ITEMS through classified.CALL 747-5020 Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! 747-5020

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2 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | The Weekly Advertiser NF-5037998 $ 5 47 USDA Select Beef Boneless NEW YORK STRIP STEAKS Family Pk, Per Lb $ 1 18 Fresh Lean Premium BONE-IN QUARTER LOIN PORK CHOPS Family Pk, Per Lb $ 1 65 Super Fresh Premium FRYER WINGS Family Pk, Per Lb $ 2 55 USDA Select Beef Boneless TOP ROUND ROAST 2 Pk, Per Lb $ 2 55 Fresh Lean Premium BONELESS PORK TENDERLOIN Per Lb $ 12 75 IQF BONELESS SKINLESS BREAST 10 Lb Box $ 2 98 Farm Grown RUSSET POTATOES 10 Lb Bag $ 3 77 Florida Grown SWEET RIPE SEEDED WATERMELONS Each 75 ¢ Farm Grown ROMA TOMATOES Per Lb $ 1 77 Farm Fresh RED SEEDLESS GRAPES Per Lb 95 ¢ Farm Fresh CRISP ICEBERG LETTUCE Each 98 ¢ Southern Grown SWEET PEACHES Per Lb $ 1 88 Farm Grown BROCCOLI FLORETS Per Lb $ 1 55 California Grown RED OR BLACK PLUMS Per Lb $ 1 48 Fresh Lean Premium CENTER CUT PORK CHOPS Family Pk, Per Lb $ 5 50 Buckley Farm's THICK SLICED BACON 24 Oz Pkg $ 2 88 Hillshire Farms DELI SLICED TUB LUNCHMEATS 7-9 Oz Pkg $ 1 15 Sugardale SMOKED SHANK PORTION HAMS Per Lb $ 7 95 IQF Bulk PACKER LABEL CORN DOGS 10 Lb Box $ 5 50 CIRCLE A BEEF PATTIES 4 Lb Box $ 12 95 PAPA LUIGI'S MEATBALLS 5 Lb Bag $ 2 15 TENNESSEE PRIDE ROLL SAUSAGE 1 Lb Pkg $ 13 75 Frozen IQF GUIDRY'S CATFISH FILLETS 4 Lb Box $ 1 88 Wesson Vegetable Oil 48 Oz Btl 2/$ 8 Blue Bell Ice Cream 1/2 Gal Ctn or 12 Pk Cups $ 3 88 Wild Mike's Giant Pizza 36.58-38.8 Oz Box 2/$ 5 Little Debbie Snack Cakes Big Packs 2/$ 5 Malt-O-Meal Cereals Giant Size Bags 3/$ 4 Shreds or Bars Dutch Farms Cheese 8 Oz Pkg 55 ¢ Crystal Hot Sauce 6 Oz Btl 86 ¢ Orchard, Tropical, Betty or Fruit Tropicana Punch 59 Oz Ctn $ 2 95 Crinkle Cut or Straight Cut TJ Farms Fries 5 Lb Bag 48 ¢ Mahatma Yellow Rice 5 Oz Pkg 84 ¢ Select Varieties Chef Boyardee Pasta 15 Oz Can 95 ¢ Yellow or White Pictsweet Frozen Cream Corn 16 Oz Chub 48 ¢ Jiffy Corn Mufn Mix 8.5 Oz Box $ 2 77 Heinz 57 Steak Sauce 10 Oz Btl 2/$ 3 V-8 Splash 64 Oz Btl 4/$ 5 Golden Flake Tostados or Maizetos 10-11 Oz Bag $ 8 75 Budweiser, Bud Light or Michelob Ultra 12 Pack Cans or Btls Our Beef is USDA Select or Higher. 1264 CHURCH AVENUE  CHIPLEY, FL  324286AM-7PM  7 Days a Week  850-638-1751WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CORRECT TYPOGRAPHICAL AND PICTORAL ERRORS. QUANTITY RIGHTS RESERVED. NONE SOLD TO DEALERS. WE DO NOT AC CEPT INTERNET PRINTED COUPONS.EBT Cardholders and WIC Vouchers Welcomed. Most Major Credit Cards AcceptedPRICES GOOD JULY 11 THRU JULY 17, 2018 OF CHIPLEY, FL COST PLUS 10% Text GOGRO to 1-844764-6476 to get the smartphone app!iPhone and Android GoGro Special Deal Every Week!